Owens, Bobby

Congenial freckle-faced Hawaiian pro surfer from the North Shore of Oahu; world- ranked #10 in 1982, but best known for his fast and fluid riding on the North Shore of Oahu.

Owens was born in Italy (1957), the son of a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and moved with his family to Oahu in 1966, where he began surfing. Ten years later he turned professional. Owens placed second in the 1977 Duke Classic at Sunset Beach; in 1980 he won the Pro Class Trials also at Sunset, and the Quiksilver/...