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Renny Yater

Santa Barbara, California, 2005
Nobody made money on surfboards. Hobie did pretty well, Velzy did okay, but nobody else.

Michael Kew interviewed Renny Yater in 2005, when Yater was 73.

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Where and when were you born?

I was born in Los Angeles in 1932.

What was your childhood like?

I grew up just prior to the Second World War, and then through it, mostly in Laguna Beach. A little bit of Pasadena, also. My folks would buy homes, fix them up and sell them, so we kind of moved around, lived in those houses,  sometimes for a few years, until they sold. For some reason they started buying in Pasadena, I guess ...