On June 5, 1951, Nick Gabaldon, considered the first African American surfer, was killed in a surfing accident in Malibu. Released in 2012, this documentary looks at Gabaldon’s short life as well as other pioneer surfers in Southern California in the 1940s/1950s. You can also see the documentary and learn more about Nick Gabaldon on surfing website The Inertia.