A filmmaker and surfing fanatic who rode the wave of Hollywood to create some of the most popular surfing documentaries ever produced, Dale Davis' passion for the ocean waves spilled over into all aspects of his life.
A California native who became fascinated with the beach in his youth, Davis promoted and developed the sport tirelessly in both film and in his free time. Crafting such films as Golden Breed and Liquid Space, the surfing enthusiast also filmed wave scenes for such popular efforts as The Poseidon Adventure and television's Hawaii Five-0.
On September 13, 2001, Dale Davis died in a Sherman Oaks hospital following an extended illness. He was 61.