Massfeller, Steve

Regularfoot surfer from Daytona Beach, Florida; a big-wave revivalist in the early 1980s, and very nearly the first world pro tour fatality, after a head injury in the 1983 Pipeline Masters. Massfeller was born (1955) and raised in Daytona Beach, began surfing at age nine, and moved to the North Shore of Oahu not long after graduating from high school. In 1978, he and fellow Floridian Pat Mulhern were the surprise winners in the World Team Challenge competition at Sunset Beach, beating Austra...