Terry Tracy, model for "The Big Kahuna," was an easygoing, fun-loving surfer who inspired the "Gidget" movies and television series. He helped make surfing an international sport — in the process becaming the embodiment of the cool alternative lifestyle of sunglass-wearing beach bums. Tracy, aka "Tubesteak," died on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at his home in San Clemente, Calif. He was 77.
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