America's first freeway in 1940 connected Pasadena to Long Beach. The breakwater that killed the surf in Long Beach came a few years later. A couple of decades further on I saw a live presentation of Endless Summer there. Also purchased a Wardy from his brick surf shop located in an alley.A little odd that he'd have a shop in Pasadena, so far from a beach. Not that there aren't plenty of shops that far away, but I just think it's unusual during that period.
"Fred Wardy was considered by Greg Noll as “probably the best shaper of his time”