Chew, Rich

Disciplined and clean-cut regularfooter from Seal Beach, California; the United States Surfing Association's (USSA) overall ratings champion for 1964 season.

Chew was raised in Seal Beach, the son of a beautician and a beer deliveryman, and started riding waves at a young age, first on a bellyboard, then a surf mat.  In 1957, at age 13, Chew got his first board and was mentored by local surf heroes Jack Haley and Robert August. He soon met boardmaker Richard Harbour, who over the next few ye...