|Gidget's TV series on DVD|
The Gidget movies and tv series were based on the 1957 novel by Frederick Kohner, who wrote about his daughter Kathy Kohner and her experiences in Malibu when she started surfing. She was only 15 but hung out with surfers such as Miki Dora, Mike Doyle and Micky Munoz - who gave her the nickname “Gidget” (girl plus midget equals Gidget).
|16 Year old surfer Kathy “Gidget” Kohner, Malibu, circa 1957|
Here's the first part of the original 'Gidget' movie.
PS more vintage surfing pics on tumblr