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Goof-around hotdog maneuver invented by California surfer Mickey Muñoz in 1959, in which the rider hunkers over while angling across a small wave, head just above the knees, and stretches both arms out horizontally in line with the surfboard. Similar to a head dip, but with added flair. Named after the lead character in Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. Munoz also invented the equally silly “telephono,” “... Read More
Virtuoso surfboard designer and craftsman, originally from Santa Monica, California; co-founder of both the modern longboard and the specialized big-wave board, and credited by many as the most influential midcentury boardmaker. Quigg was born (1925) in Los Angeles, raised in Santa Monica, and began surfing at age four, after building himself a small wooden bellyboard. At 13 he made a redwood board that had slightly upturned nose and t... Read More
Surfing’s biggest, richest, and most successful company; maker of surfwear, wetsuits, and all manner of surfing accessories; founded in 1970 in Victoria, Australia, as an offshoot of Rip Curl wetsuits, by Torquay surfer Alan Green. The Quiksilver name was lifted from acid-rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. Green himself designed and drew the logo. Quiksilver’s original signature product was a scallop-legged line of s... Read More
Professional big-wave surf contest held at Waimea Bay, Hawaii; by far the most prestigious event of its kind, held in honor of Eddie Aikau, the revered pure-blooded Hawaiian big-wave master who died in a 1978 boating accident. The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau was conceived and developed by Quiksilver marketing chiefs Danny Kwock and Jeff Hakman, along with CEO Bob McKnight and Aikau family friend Eddie Rothman. “The Eddie,&... Read More
Lean, quiet, smooth-riding regularfoot pro from Gisborne, New Zealand; the first surfer from his country to qualify for the World Championship Tour (WCT). Quinn was born (1976) in Hamilton, New Zealand, raised in Gisborne, and began surfing at age 11. Five years later he became the national juniors division champion; in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2006 he won national titles in the men’s division. In 2001, at age 25, after three middling... Read More
A surfer’s personal collection of surfboards, usually numbering from three to six, but occasionally going up to 20 or more, with each board designed for a specific kind of wave. A quiver of boards is the surfing equivalent to the golfer’s bag of clubs. Prior to 1968, surfers generally rode all-purpose boards, about 10 feet long, and rarely kept more than two boards at a time. After the late ’60s shortboard revolution,... Read More

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