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On the Blog: California Surf Legends Who Made Waves All Over the World

"We had a really good group of surfers back then in the South Bay." - Dewey Weber

If you strive to be one of the greats, start with learning about one. Dewey Weber, Doc Ball and Greg Noll are only a hand full of the legendary surfers who have come out of California and surfed around the globe. Take a look at how they got started below and get inspired to achieve your surf goals.

Dewey Weber: Weber was an American surfer, popular surf film star and stood above all in surfboard manufacturing. He was known for being one of the best long boarders of the 1960’s and spent most of his time seeking out the best spots to surf on the California Coastline. Today he is honored in the Hermosa Beach Community with a sculpture inspired by a photo of Dewey Weber taken by surf photographer Leroy Grannis. Read more about Weber here:

Doc Ball: John Heath “Doc Ball” was tremendously influential in the growth of surfing in California back in the 1930s and 1950s. There were only about 15-20 surfers on the coast of California, and Doc rose above them all. He surfed through the Great Depression and stated, "We had surfin' to take care of everything. Long as there's waves, why, you didn't have to pay for those." He is remembered as a founding father of California's surf culture. Find more on Doc's background here:

Greg Noll: California native and Olympic participant, Greg Noll, was known for breaking records with some massive wave riding in the late 60s. Most notably, Noll’s Makaha wave is one of the most celebrated waves in American surf history. He maintained this surf record for more than 20 years. Noll’s accomplishments are a true inspiration for those who are trying to make it onto the big time surf charts. Keep reading about Noll's records in The Inertia: