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Parsons, Mike


Freckle-faced pro surfer and coach from Laguna Beach; winner of the 1991 Professional Surfing Association of America tour, as well as the 2001 Swell XXL Big Wave Awards. Parsons was born (1965) and raised in Laguna, began surfing at age six, and was runner-up in the juniors division of the 1983 United States Surfing Championships. He had few spectacular moments during his 12-year Association of Surfing Professionals career (1984 to 1996), but he was smooth, consistent, and tactically sound, a...