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O'Rourke, Chris


Smooth-riding but combative regularfooter from La Jolla, California; lauded in 1976 as California's best surfer by Pipeline ace Gerry Lopez. O'Rourke was born (1959) in New Jersey, began surfing at age 10 after his family moved to California, but didn't really take to the sport until he began riding Windansea, La Jolla's best-known break, at age 12. His talent was instantly recognizable—as were the shrill, obscenity-laced rants he directed to nonlocal surfers at Windansea—and in 1975, at age ...