quote:Originally posted by Jabe11:quote:Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:quote:Originally posted by Board-O:quote:Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Jack O'Neill- an absolute legend in the surfing community and arguably the single greatest reason for the rise in surfing's popularity after the Beach Boys.
hard to argue that... but O'Neill helped bring surfing to places that weren't dominated by 300 days of sunshine and warm currents.
The difference being O'niell was an innovator who enriched the activity whereas the Beach Boys are regarded as posers and the reason for the greatest influx of kooks, second only to, arguably, Gidget.
But it was Duke Kahanamoku who was instrumental in making surfing so popular.