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Kechele, Matt


Drawling but dynamic goofyfoot surfer and surfboard manufacturer from Cocoa Beach, Florida; aerial pioneer in the late '70s and early '80s, and winner of the 1992 ASP East circuit. Kechele was born (1962) and raised in Cocoa Beach, began surfing at age eight, and as a teenager earned a spot near the top of the pecking order at Sebastian Inlet, Florida's best and most crowded break. He won the 1981 Stubbies Trials at the Inlet, at which point Surfing magazine noted that the curly-haired Kechel...