Haley, Jack

Charismatic regularfooter from Seal Beach, California; winner of the first West Coast Surfing Championships, held at the Huntington Beach Pier in 1959. Mike Haley, Jack's younger brother, won the following year. Jack Haley Surfboards opened in Seal Beach in 1961, and four years later the lean (6' 6") and loud regularfooter, nicknamed "Mr. Excitement," opened the still-popular Captain Jack's restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in nearby Sunset Beach.

When Haley died of cancer in 2000 at ageĀ 6...