Kuhn, Charlie

Unassuming regularfoot pro surfer from Cocoa Beach, Florida; world-ranked #15 in 1986. Kuhn was born (1962) and raised in Cocoa Beach, the son of a financier and a real estate agent, and began surfing at age 12. In 1982, one year before turning pro, he won the men's division of both the Eastern Surfing Association Championships and the United States Surfing Championships.

On the world tour Kuhn won the 1985 Lacanau Pro in France, riding out of a driving, low-slung utilitarian stance, and con...