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9 Persons in the Surfer's Walk of Fame:

Location:
Bronze plaques located on the Hermosa Beach Pier, in Hermosa Beach, California
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 2003

Bill Meistrell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Meistrell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
Older than Bob Meistrell by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Co-inventor of the Body Glove brand wet suit. Business Dive N' Surf in Redondo Beach, CA.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2004.
Surfing Walk of Fame 2007.

Bob Meistrell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Meistrell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
Younger than Bill Meistrell by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Business Dive N' Surf in Redondo Beach, CA, also Body Glove.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2004.
Surfing Walk of Fame 2007.

Dale Velzy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dale Velzy
Nickname(s):
The Hawk
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

First to open a surf shop, in Manhattan Beach, California, in 1950, and make surfboards maneuverable, and put a logo on a surfboard.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2003.
Surfing Walk of Fame 1997.

Dewey Weber

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Earl Weber

Brief Facts:

Surfing champion. Manufacturer of surfboards in Hermosa Beach, CA.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2003.
Surfing Walk of Fame 2010.

Doc Ball

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Heath Ball
Nickname(s):
Doc
Jack
Father of Surf Photography
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed surfer. Known for photography of surfing. Honored on Surfer's Walk of Fame 2003.
Surfing Walk of Fame 1998.

Dru Harrison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dru Steven Harrison

Brief Facts:

Famed surfer pioneer.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2003.

Greg Noll

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Greg Lawhead
Nickname(s):
Da Bull
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted age 3. Famed surfer pioneer. Introduced the first longboard to Australia.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2003.
Surfing Walk of Fame 1996.
Surfers' Hall of Fame 2006.

Hap Jacobs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Jacobs

Brief Facts:

Designer and manufacturer of surfboards.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2003.

Mary Kerwin Riehl

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Winifred Kerwin
Nickname(s):
Molly-O
Mimi
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 9 days before her 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the women's division of the 1939 Pacific Coast Surfing Championship, for the quarter-mile national paddleboard event, with a time of 4 minutes, 32 seconds. The only woman honored in the Hermosa Beach plaques.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2003.
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