Growing Up In a Surfer Family, Wipeouts and All, 8 May 2008, National Public Radio
Paskowitz is one of the nine children born to Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, a onetime physician who in the 1950s quit his practice, dropped out of the mainstream and raised a family while living a nomadic surfing lifestyle. So Jonathan Paskowitz grew up on the beach, essentially, as part of what has been described as the first family of surfing.
The Paskowitz family (Doc, wife Juliette, eight sons and one daughter) lived on a 24-foot camper, home-schooled their children and traveled throughout America and the world in search of good waves. The family celebrated the Jewish Sabbath on the beach every Friday night.
includes link to 20 minute interview by Terry Gross