Fifty years of ringing the bell

Looking back to look ahead at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Updated: April 24, 2011, 10:06 AM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

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"They're calling it 50 years," said 64-year-old Nat Young over a hot plate of kung pow chicken and broccoli beef. "50 years since the 'birth of pro surfing,' whatever that means or however you want to define it."

A four-time winner at Bells Beach himself, Young, who recently passed through Southern California while watching his son compete in the Ultimate Boarder event, says, "I'll be there. They're getting all the past ...

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