Fletcher, Herbie

Hustling, media-obsessed surfer/manufacturer/impresario from San Clemente, California; semifinalist in the 1966 World Surfing Championships; leader of the longboard renaissance in the 1970s; owner of Astrodeck traction pads and producer of the Wave Warrior video series; father of aerial specialist Christian and big-wave nutcase Nathan Fletcher. "In rock and roll we've got Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger," surf journalist Jamie Brisick wrote in 1996, "in surfing we've got Herbie Fletcher."

Born in P...