List of surfers

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This is a list of people associated with surfing or surf culture.

A[edit]

B[edit]

  • Tim Baker (Aus) Journalist, former editor of Tracks and Australia's Surfing Life magazines.
  • Rochelle Ballard (1971– ) (Haw)
  • Wayne Bartholomew (Aus) 1978 World Champion
  • Layne Beachley (1972– ) (Aus) Seven times ASP World Champion, founder of 'Aim For The Stars'
  • Holly Beck (1980– ) (USA) 2000 Explorer Women’s Western Surfing Champion, 2000 College Women’s National title[4]
  • Linda Benson (1944– ) (USA) 1959 Makaha International Champion, U.S. Champion: 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1968[5]
  • Shane Beschen (1972– ) (Haw)
  • Jesse Brad Billauer (1979– ) (USA) Quadriplegic surfer
  • Tom Blake (1902–1994) (USA) Early American Surfer, inventor of the Skeg[6]
  • Alana Blanchard (USA) (1990– ) Women’s Pipeline Championship winner
  • Jimmy Blears (1948–2011) (Haw) 1972 World Champion[7]
  • Wendy Botha (1965– ) (Aus) Four-time world surfing champion
  • Lynne Boyer (1956– ) (USA) First two time world surfing champion 1978 & 1979
  • Ken Bradshaw (1952– ) (USA) North Shore hellman
  • Bruce Brown San Francisco. Surfing film maker
  • Bud Browne (1912–2008) (USA) Pioneer surf film maker, the first filmmaker to show surf movies commercially
  • Joey Buran (1961 - ) (USA) Won the 1984 Pipe Masters and 1998 ASP Masters World Championship
  • Pam Burridge (1965- ) (Aus) 1990 women's world champion[8]
  • Taj Burrow (1978– ) (Aus) 1998 ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year, many ASP Tour wins

C[edit]

  • Ian Cairns (1952– ) (Aus) Champion surfer in the late 1970s
  • Heather Clark (RSA) 2001 Hawaiian Triple Crown champion
  • Corky Carroll (1947- ) Five Time U.S. Champion, 3 Time International Professional Champion, International Big Wave Champion, World Small Wave Champion
  • Richie Collins (1969- ) (USA)(surfer/shaper) 1988 O'Neil Coldwater Classic champ, Won the 1989 Op Pro, Won the 1992 Bells Beach Classic.
  • Cas Collier (RSA) 1999 World Big Wave Champion[9]

D[edit]

  • Mike Diffenderfer (1937–2002) (USA) Surfer and shaper[10]
  • Miki Dora (1936–2002) (USA) [11]
  • Shane Dorian, (Haw) Pro surfer.
  • Mike Doyle (1941– ) (USA) Surf/paddle champion, innovator. 1965 World Champion. Winner, 1968 Duke Kahanamoku Contest.[12]

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

  • Jeff Hakman (1958– ) (Haw) Surfing champion of the 1970s
  • Bethany Hamilton (February 8, 1990), (USA) Victim of a much-publicised shark attack.
  • Laird Hamilton (March 2, 1964), (USA) (Hawaii and California), Big wave rider and tow-in surfing inventor.[14]
  • Damian Hardman (1966– ) (Aus) 1987 & 1991 World Champion[15]
  • Paige Hareb (NZ)
  • Peter Harris (1958– ) (Aus) Won the 1980 Stubbies as a rookie
  • Ricky Hatch, surfer from Hermosa Beach, California[16]
  • Chelsea Hedges (1983– ) (Aus) 2005 world title holder
  • Fred Hemmings (Haw) 1968 World Champion
  • Coco Ho (1991- ) (Haw) Women's ASP World Tour surfer, Michael Ho's daughter
  • Derek Ho (Haw) 1993 World Champion, Michael Ho's younger brother
  • Michael Ho (1957– ) (Haw) Won Hawaiian Triple Crown, Duke Classic, World Cup and 1982 Pipe Masters
  • CJ Hobgood (1979– ) (USA) 2001 World Champion
  • Damien Hobgood (USA)
  • Joyce Hoffman (USA) US Women's Champion 1965–67
  • Phillip Hoffman (1930–2010) American big wave pioneer and surf apparel company executive[17]
  • Mike Hynson (USA) (Star of Endless Summer and surf board shaper who taught Robert August how to shape)[18]

I[edit]

K[edit]

  • Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), (Haw) US Olympic Swimming Champion, Hawaiian Personality. The Father of Modern Surfing. Made appearances in Hollywood films (Mr. Roberts with Henry Fonda and Wake of the Red Witch with John Wayne).[19]
  • Dave Kalama (1964- ) (Haw) windsurfing and paddleboard champion
  • Drew Kampion (1944– ) (USA) surf writer and editor, editor of Surfer Magazine (1968–71), author of Stoked: A History of Surf Culture, The Way of the Surfer, The Book of Waves, etc.[20]
  • Keala Kennelly (1978– ) (USA)
  • Damian King (Aus) 2003 & 2004 World Bodyboarding Champion

L[edit]

  • Wes Laine (1960- ) A top 10 ASP World Championship Tour competitor - Wins: 1984 World Cup Sunset Beach, 1983 OP-Pro Atlantic City, 1985 Spur Ranch, Cape Town, South Africa, 2nd Place 1983 Rip-Curl Pro, Bells Beach[21]
  • Isabel Letham (1899–1995) (Aus) First Australian to surf.
  • Antony Garrett Lisi (USA) Physicist.
  • Jack London (1876–1916) (USA) Writer, Hawaiian surfer
  • Gerry Lopez (1948– ), (Haw) "Mr.Pipeline", Founder of Lightning Bolt surfboards and Actor (played role of Subotai in Conan the Barbarian)[22]
  • Barton Lynch (1963– ) (Aus) 1988 World Champion, won 17 world tour events[23][24]
  • Wayne Lynch (1952- ) (Aus) [25] Subject of the 2013 biographical documentary Uncharted Waters[26]

M[edit]

  • Rob Machado (1973– ) (USA) Won Pipeline Masters and U.S. Open of Surfing
  • Cheyne Magnusson (c. 1984), US
  • Ishita Malaviya, (India) First Indian female surfer
  • Malia Manuel (1993– ) (Haw) 2008 US Open Champion (youngest ever)[27]
  • Bobby Martinez (1986– ) (USA) 2006 Rookie of the Year
  • Clay Marzo (1989– ) (USA) Three NSSA National surfing titles, a nomination for Maneuver of the Year at the 2007 Surfer Magazine Poll and Video Awards
  • Pauline Menczer (1970– ) (Aus) 1988 amateur world champion, 1993 world champion
  • Jessi Miley-Dyer (1986– ) (Aus)
  • Wayne Miyata (1942–2005) (USA) California and Hawaii, "going tubular" in Endless Summer, famous color glosser[28]
  • Carissa Moore (1992– ) (Haw) 2011 ASP Women's World Champion, youngest female ever to win
  • Jay Moriarity (1978-2001) (USA)
  • Sofía Mulánovich (1983– ) (Peru) First South American to win the World Title in 2004
  • Mickey Muñoz (1937– ) (USA) Early surfing pioneer, also famous as a surfboard shaper

N[edit]

  • Greg Noll (1937– ) (USA) Big wave pioneer, rode biggest wave of his era at Makaha
  • Kem Nunn (USA) Avid surfer and America's leading surf novelist
  • David Nuuhiwa (1948– ) (USA) legendary nose rider from the 1960s

O[edit]

  • Margo Oberg (1953– ) (Haw) Three-time world champion 1977, 1980 & 1981
  • Jamie O'Brien (1983– ) (Haw)
  • Mark Occhilupo (1966– ) (Aus) 1999 world champion
  • Phyllis O'Donnell (1937– ) (Aus) In 1964 won the inaugural women's World Championship Surfing Title at Manly Beach
  • Jack O'Neill (1923– ) Surfer and inventor of the modern wetsuit

P[edit]

Q[edit]

R[edit]

  • Mark Richards (1957– ) (Aus) 4-time World Champion 1979–1982

S[edit]

  • Jacqueline Silva (1979– ) (Bra) Pioneer in Brazilian women's surfing
  • Bob Simmons (1919–1954) (USA) Father of the modern surfboard
  • Kelly Slater (1972– ) (USA) 11-time World Champion
  • Jordy Smith (1988– ) (RSA)
  • Mike Stewart (1963– ) (Haw) 9-time World Bodyboarding Champion
  • Rell Sunn (1950–1988) (Haw) A top female surfer of the 1980s, known as the "Queen of Makaha"

T[edit]

V[edit]

  • Butch Van Artsdalen (1941–1979) (Haw) the original Mr. Pipeline
  • Dale Velzy (1927–2005) (USA) 1950s surf shop pioneer and surfboard design innovator[31]
  • Mark Visser (1983– ) (Aus) Big-wave surfer, the "Night Rider"

W[edit]

Y[edit]

  • Nat Young (1947– ) (Aus) World surfing champion 1966 & 1970, ASP World Longboard Tour Champion 1986 & 1988–1990. Tried to register surfing as an official religion.[34]

Z[edit]

  • Frieda Zamba (1965- ) (USA) Four time world women's surfing champion 1984-1986 and 1988.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Crowe, Jerry (March 13, 2011). "Holly Beck tours for surfing outside the surfing tour". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Linda Benson". Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Kampion, Drew (October 2000). "Tom Blake (March 8, 1902 – May 5, 1994)". Surfing A to Z. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jimmy Blears – Biography". World Champions of Surfing. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ Carroll, Nick. "Pam Burridge (July 26, 1965-)". Surfing A to Z. Surfline. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cas Collier". Who's Who of Southern Africa. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Gordon, Mike (23 May 2002). "Mike Diffenderfer, surfboard shaper, dead at 64". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Miki Dora Biography and Photos". Surfline.Com. January 3, 2002. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/articles/surfing-231510-mike-one.html
  13. ^ "Surfer Profile: Laura Enever". aspworldtour.com. Association of Surfing Professionals. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Laird Hamilton Biography and Photos". Surfline.Com. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Damien Hardman – Biography". World Champions of Surfing. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://www.mbart.com/artists/_LeRoy%20Grannis/_4218/_4218,2/
  17. ^ Dennis McLellan (November 16, 2010). "Philip 'Flippy' Hoffman dies at 80; big-wave pioneer co-owned surfwear-related fabric company". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  18. ^ Schou, Nick (Jul 9, 2009). "Mike Hynson, co-star of 'The Endless Summer,' resurfaces with tales of the Brotherhood". OC Weekly. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Duke Kahanamoku Biography and Photos". Surfline.Com. January 22, 1968. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Drew Kampion of Whidbey Island will be placed on Surfing Walk of Fame". PNWLocalNews. July 15, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  21. ^ Wes Laine ASP
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