Flecky, Dan

Quiet, mustachioed surfer from Newport Beach, California; one of the state's few international-caliber surfers in the early and mid-'70s. Flecky was born (1952) in Newport, began surfing in 1965, was California's top-rated amateur in 1974, and competed sporadically on the pro tour in the late '70s and early '80s.

A rangy (6' 1", 185 pounds) regularfooter with huge feet (size 12), always active on his board, by turns smooth and explosive, Flecky's approach was the most "Australian" among his ...