Hawk, Sam

Rugged regularfooter originally from Orange County, California; a standout power surfer of the early and mid-1970s. Hawk was born (1950) in South Gate, and began surfing at age 14 in Huntington Beach; along with brothers Tom and Chris, he was soon regarded as one of the area's top riders. In 1967, Hawk moved to the North Shore of Oahu and found that the big Hawaiian waves perfectly matched his aggressive but fluid approach. By 1971 he was among the pacesetters at Sunset Beach and Rocky Point,...