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Jack Macpherson

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John Duncan "Jack" Macpherson III (October 20, 1937 - November 16, 2006) was a former mailman and bartender in San Diego, California. According to his Los Angeles Times obituary, he was a local legend who acquired "a permanent niche in the history of Southern California beach culture". Early life and introduction to surfing Macpherson was born in San Diego, the oldest of two children of an orthopedic surgeon who was also serving in the United States Navy. His family moved to Hawaii, where Dr. Macpherson was stationed and where as a four-year-old, Jack witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The family returned to the States on a Dutch freighter, and Jack and his sister Jill grew up in La Jolla, and later moved to the neighborhood near Windansea Beach, where some of the best surfing conditions on the California coast still prevail. One of his sister's boyfriends taught Jack to surf at the age of eleven. After graduating from La Jolla High (where he also ran track),
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