Phil Edwards (surfer)

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Philip Edwards (born June 10, 1938) is an American surfer from Oceanside, California.[1] He is credited with being the first to surf the Banzai pipeline in Hawaii,[2] being the first professional surfer, and creating the first signature surf board. He was the subject of a cover story, and his photo appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1966. Edwards was also featured prominently in the Bruce Brown films The Endless Summer and before that Surfing Hollow Days which featured the first film footage of Pipeline. He is also credited to have said: "The best surfer is that one, who is having more fun in the water!"


  1. ^ Ahrens, Chris (September 17, 1992). "Surfing the Wave of Tradition". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "Why is Banzai Pipeline the ultimate surfing wave?". 4 February 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2019.

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