In 1951 my parents and I lived in South Mission Beach while my
dad was in the Navy. My parents loved the time they lived at the beach, and have
always talked about riding waves on mattress covers from the submarine my dad
served on. Here are two photos I scanned from my parent's family photo
collection of my mom and dad riding waves near the jetty on inflated mattress
covers. This was a very popular beach activity at the time. Whenever I surf
there now on a much more advanced 4GF, I think of them having fun over 60 years
ago doing basically the same thing I do today.