List of surfers

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

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  • 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).[17]
  • Dave Kalama
  • 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.[18]
  • Keala Kennelly (1978– ) (USA)
  • Damian King (Aus) 2003 & 2004 World Bodyboarding Champion

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  • 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)[25]
  • 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[26]
  • 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

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

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  • 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

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

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  • Jacqueline Silva (Bra) (1979– ) 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– ) (SA)
  • 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"

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  • Butch Van Artsdalen (1941–1979) (Haw) the original Mr. Pipeline
  • Dale Velzy (1927–2005) (USA) 1950s surf shop pioneer and surfboard design innovator[28]
  • Mark Visser (1983– ) (Aus) Big-wave surfer, the "Night Rider"

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  • 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. [1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reno Abellira – Biography". World Champions of Surfing – A Virtual Surf Museum. IDW Publishing. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kampion, Drew (Dec 2000). "Rolf Aurness (February 18, 1952– )". Surfing A to Z. Surfline. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rolf Aurness – Biography". World Champions of Surfing – A Virtual Surf Museum. IDW Publishing. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  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. ^ Gordon, Mike (23 May 2002). "Mike Diffenderfer, surfboard shaper, dead at 64". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Miki Dora Biography and Photos". Surfline.Com. January 3, 2002. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/articles/surfing-231510-mike-one.html
  11. ^ "Surfer Profile: Laura Enever". aspworldtour.com. Association of Surfing Professionals. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Laird Hamilton Biography and Photos". Surfline.Com. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Damien Hardman – Biography". World Champions of Surfing. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.mbart.com/artists/_LeRoy%20Grannis/_4218/_4218,2/
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ "Duke Kahanamoku Biography and Photos". Surfline.Com. January 22, 1968. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Drew Kampion of Whidbey Island will be placed on Surfing Walk of Fame". PNWLocalNews. July 15, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  19. ^ Wes Laine ASP
  20. ^ "Gerry Lopez Biography and Photos". Surfline.Com. November 7, 1948. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  21. ^ MacDonald, Tim (Oct 2000). "Barton Lynch (August 9, 1963–)". Surfing A to Z. Surfline. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Barton Lynch – Biography". World Champions of Surfing – A Virtual Surf Museum. IDW Publishing. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Wayne Lynch biography". SurfResearch.com. 
  24. ^ "Uncharted Waters Documentary official website". 
  25. ^ Ferré, Travis (July 17, 2009). "Defending Champ at 15". Surfing Magazine. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  26. ^ Feigel, Robert R. (2001). "Wayne Miyata dead at 63". Surfwriter. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Felipe Pomar – World Champion Tsunami Rider". World Champions of Surfing – A Virtual Surf Museum. IDW Publishing. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  28. ^ Fox, Margalit (June 5, 2005). "Dale Velzy, 77, a pioneer in popularizing surfing, dies". The New York Times. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  29. ^ Thompson, Brendan (Sep 9, 2011). "Owen Wright wins at New York". Surfer Magazine. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  30. ^ Lulham, Amanda (February 17, 2012). "Owen and Tyler Wright clean up at Surfing Australia Awards". The Daily Telegragh. Retrieved June 13, 2012.