Classics: Words of Wisdom with Doc Paskowitz | The InertiaStorms have battered them, they have lain, sometimes for months on end, becalmed. There is a residue even if they fail. It has not been all tinkling; there have been grand chords. Image: Art Brewer. D orian Paskowitz loves to be called Doc.
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The son of Russian Jews who had fled the Bolshevik revolution, Dorian Paskowitz was born in Texas, studied medicine at Stanford University, California, and became a well-paid and well-respected physician until he was Instead he became a 20th century frontiersman. Doc Paskowitz, as he became known, hung up his stethoscope, bought a mobile home and a surfboard, married a Mexican-American of a similar free spirit, had eight sons and a daughter and took them across the Americas and beyond, seeking the perfect wave, perfect health and mortgage-less freedom. None of the kids went to school. A proud, devout but questioning Jew, Doc Paskowitz travelled to Israel regularly, working on a kibbutz. He took a few surfboards with him and was instrumental in launching surfing there. He founded a surfing school in Tel Aviv in , later opening one in San Onofre, southern California, the Paskowitz Surf Camp, specialising in children with learning difficulties or emotional problems.
Dorian Paskowitz, a Stanford-educated doctor who gave up a lucrative medical practice to embark, with his family, on a peripatetic and celebrated surfing life, died on Monday in Newport Beach, Calif. He was The cause was complications of a fractured femur, his son Joshua said. Paskowitz ran in the summer. Paskowitz did not believe in conventional schooling for his children; their education came from books and travels across the United States, Mexico and Central America. He earned enough money in temporary medical jobs to reach the next stop. Dorian Paskowitz was born on March 3, , in Galveston, Tex.
Written by Derek Rielly 20 August If you can pinch an inch of fat anywhere on your body, ya got some work to do, says Doc Paskowitz. Wouldn't it be just the thing if you could solve all your earthly problems, and even a few metaphysical woes, with one book? And, even better, if it wasn't surrounded by some kinda religious dogma? Of course! Well, yeah, it exists.
Wouldn't it be just the thing if you could solve all your earthly problems, and even a few metaphysical woes, with one book? And, even better, if it wasn't surrounded by some kinda religious dogma? Of course! Well, yeah, it exists. Surfing and Health was written by the now 9.
Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz March 3, — November 10, was an American surfer and physician ,   who gave up practicing medicine for a living and decided to become a professional surfer. Paskowitz was Jewish, and was born March 3, , in Galveston, Texas. His sister is former actress Sonia Darrin. After two failed marriages including one that resulted in two daughters , he realized that he did not feel happy as a doctor. He volunteered for the Israeli army in during the Suez crisis , but was rejected. After marrying his third wife, Juliette, Paskowitz and his new bride began a period of roughly 25 years of a transient bohemian lifestyle on the road.