Ben Marcus is a stoked surfer who grew up in the waves of Santa Cruz and Malibu. He served 10 years as associate editor atSurfermagazine and now writes forThe Surferrsquo;s Journal. Ben is the author ofSurfingUSA!,The Surfboard,Surfing and the Meaning of Life, and other surf books. Ben lives in Malibu, California. nbsp; Kara Kanter is both a photographer and a surfer. Kara lives in Venice, California.