“There’s no one more cool and credible than the Paskowitzes.” That remarkably unlikely string of words was how Tommy Hilfiger once described the family that dropped everything, got into an old camper, and went surfing. Eventually an excellent documentary was made about the clan that was “portrayed in early newspaper features as surfing’s answer to the singing Von Trapp family.” Doc Paskowitz, the patriarch and architect of the (at times) not so excellent adventure, has died at the age of 93. The LA Times looks back on the life of a dude who caught a wave and rode it all the way in.