Crawford, Jeff

Hard-charging goofyfooter from Melbourne, Florida; Pipeline Masters winner in 1974, and the dominant surfer at Florida's Sebastian Inlet throughout the '70s and early '80s.

Crawford was born (1952) in Melbourne, the son of an army colonel, grew up on or near military bases in Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and Virginia, and began surfing at age 16, at New Smyrna Beach, Florida, after his father became the commander of nearby Patrick Air Force Base. Just three years later he won the men's divisio...