May 13, 1929|
|Died||September 26, 2006(aged 77)|
Buzzy Trent (born "Goodwin Murray Trent Jr", May 13, 1929 – September 26, 2006) was a pioneer of big wave surfing. Born in San Diego and raised in Santa Monica, he body surfed as a child and started surfing at age 12. He moved to Hawaii in 1952 to surf and pioneered big wave surfing along with George Downing and Greg Noll. Buzzy gained international fame in 1953 when he was photographed by Scoop Suzuki riding a 20-foot winter wave at Mākaha in the first widely published photos of big wave surfing.
Throughout his life he was an exceptional athlete, including being an all-state football player. He was also an active diver and hang glider.
He died September 26, 2006 at Hale Ho Aloha nursing home in Honolulu, HI at age 77.
- Gault-Williams, Malcolm (December 7, 2009). "Legendary Surfers: Buzzy Trent" Legendary Surfers. Accessed March 1, 2009.