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Booth, Jeff (1969 – )

Hard-carving goofyfoot pro surfer from Laguna Beach, California; world-ranked #4 in 1995. Booth was born (1969) in Los Angeles, moved with his family to Laguna the following year, and began surfing at age eight. He was runner-up in the juniors division of the 1984 World Amateur Surfing Championships, runner-up in the men's division in 1986, and was the 1988 world tour rookie of the year.

In 1991, American surf journalist Ben Marcus described Booth's wave-riding technique as both powerful and...