Liddell, Mark

Friendly, fast-talking Hawaiian regularfooter from Honolulu who, along with best pal Montgomery "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani, all but defined Hawaiian hotdog surfing in the mid-1970s. Liddell was born (1960) in Hollywood, California, raised in Honolulu, and began surfing at Waikiki in 1968. His nimble, spidery style of riding was a perfect match for the fast-cornering sting surfboard, introduced by Honolulu surfer-shaper Ben Aipa in 1974.

Liddell and Honolulu neighbor Kaluhiokalani began surfing ...