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Chapman, Craig "Owl"


Frizzy-haired regularfoot surfer from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii; famous in the early- and mid-'70s for his tuberiding at Sunset Beach and Maalaea, and for his flamboyant "hood ornament" stance at Pipeline, where he'd race through the tube with arms spread and his right knee dropped to the deck of his board.

Chapman was born (1950) in Detroit, Michigan, moved with his family at age nine to Newport Beach, California, and soon began surfing with his older brother, Gary. Both the Chapman b...