Hoffman, Joyce

Dynamic regularfooter from Capistrano Beach, California; world champion inĀ 1965 and 1966, and arguably the world's best-known and most successful surfer of the mid- and late '60s. "Her approach was clean, strategic, sexy, stylish," fellow world champion Cori Shumacher wrote in 2014, "and absolutely obsessed with victory."

Hoffman was born (1947) in Los Angeles, California, raised in Newport Beach, and began surfing at age 13, not long after her mother married big-wave pioneer and surf textil...