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Shaw, Bill (Flea)


Freckle-faced goofyfooter and boardmaker from Ormond Beach, Florida, who came to the attention of the surf world at age 10 with a cameo in Greg MacGillivray's 1965 movie The Performers. That same year Shaw won the boys' division of the Florida state championships, and was Surfing magazine's "Personality of the Month" for October. "He is fast becoming one of the East Coast's top surfers," the magazine said. "In our book, we place him right behind [East Coast champion] Gary Propper."

Shaw was ...