Los Angeles Times

Miami Beach

An image of Miami Pier in the mid-1960s, which saw a surge of surfing popularity in the same decade thanks to Hollywood movies such as "Gidgett" and Avalon/Funichello beach films. The image is among hundreds of photographs documenting Florida's surfing history for "Surfing Florida: A Photographic History," on display through May 12 at Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt Center gallery.Bill Whiddon/Courtesy