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10 Persons in the Surfing Walk of Fame:

Location:
P.O. Box 842
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Web Site:
Years Active:
1994 to present

Bill Meistrell

Real/Birth Name:
William Meistrell
Gender:
Male
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

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Meistrell
Gender:
Male
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

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

Real/Birth Name:
David Earl Weber
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

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

Dick Dale

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Monsour
Nickname(s):
King of the Surf Guitar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Surf music guitarist - he uses a right-hand guitar, strung for the right hand, but uses it upside-down, strumming with his left hand. Also a drummer and trumpeter. Song Misirlou appears in movie Pulp Fiction. Song Pipeline. His fans call themselves Dick Heads. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Surfing Walk of Fame 2011. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Doc Ball

Real/Birth Name:
John Heath Ball
Nickname(s):
Doc
Jack
Father of Surf Photography
Gender:
Male
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.

Duke Kahanamoku

Real/Birth Name:
Duke Paoa Kahinu Makoe Hulikohoa Kahanamoku
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hawaiian. Spread the surfing sport around the world. Olympic swimmer 1912, '20, '24. Silent movie Lord Jim (1925) and movie Mister Roberts. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 1978. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984. Surfing Walk of Fame 1994. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965.

Greg Noll

Real/Birth Name:
Greg Lawhead
Nickname(s):
Da Bull
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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.

Rabbit Kekai

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Kekai
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hawaiian surfing legend. Surfing Walk of Fame 2001. Surfers' Hall of Fame 2012.

Tom Blake

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Blake
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Built hollow surfboards of redwood. Surfing Walk of Fame 1994.
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