Spencer, Yancy

Energetic regularfoot surfer and surf shop owner from Pensacola, Florida; winner of the East Coast Pro in 1972, and founder of Innerlight Surf Shop; sometimes referred to as the "godfather of Gulf Coast surfing." Spencer was born (1950) in Roanoke, Virginia, moved with his family at age two to Pensacola, and began surfing at 14. Two years later he won the juniors division of the Florida Gulf Coast Championships.

Greg Noll Surfboards in California produced the Yancy Spencer signature model in...