A memorial for surfing legend Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy, whose lifestyle on a Malibu beach inspired the novel "Gidget," has been set for later this month at Doheney State Beach.
The memorial is set for 3 p.m. Sept. 14 in Dana Point.
Tracy lived in a shack he made out of wood scraps and palm fronds in Malibu in the 1950s, where he met a girl, Kathy Kohner, who he called Gidget. That nickname eventually went on to inspire the novel "Gidget, the Little Girl with Big Ideas," published in 1957.
Tracy died at the age of 77 of complications of diabetes in August at his home in San Clemente.
Read more about his life and memorial service on the Orange County Register.