Doc Paskowitz

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Doc Paskowitz
BornDorian Paskowitz
(1921-03-03)March 3, 1921
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
DiedNovember 10, 2014(2014-11-10) (aged 93)
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Alma materStanford University School of Medicine
Occupationsurfer, former doctor
RelativesSonia Darrin (sister)

Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz (March 3, 1921 – November 10, 2014) was an American surfer and physician.[1][2] He gave up practicing medicine for a living and decided to become a professional surfer.[1] In 1972, he founded a surf camp run by his family, where campers could live alongside and surf with members of the Paskowitz family.[3][4] He and his family have been referred to as the "First Family of Surfing".[5][6][7]

Paskowitz died on November 10, 2014 in Newport Beach, California at the age of 93 from surgical complications.[8][9][10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kate Meyers (April 2007). "Health Nut". AARP. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  2. "Surfing For Peace In The Middle East". CBS News. 2007-08-26. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  3. Lee Cataluna (2003-11-30). "Paskowitz clan's surfers embark on a new mission". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2008-04-09.
  4. Louise Rafkin (1998-11-24). "It's Never Too Late to Be a Surfer Chick". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  5. Chaplin, Julia (1999-08-22). "OUT THERE: San Onofre State Beach, CA: The First Family of Surfing". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  6. - "Doc" Paskowitz Supports Surfing In Gaza - Expn
  7. Surfwise (2008) - Movie Info - Yahoo! Movies
  8. Ghert-Zand, Renee (November 11, 2014). "Jewish surfing legend Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz dies at 93". Times of Israel. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  9. "Surfing legend Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz dies at 93". November 11, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  10. Warshaw, Matt (November 11, 2014). "Doc Paskowitz 1921-2014: A legend passes". Surfer. Retrieved November 11, 2014.

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