International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Delbert 'Bud' Higgins
Inductee Name
Delbert 'Bud' Higgins
Event Year
2009
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Inductee Bio

Bud was born in 1908 and became a Huntington Beach lifeguard. He grew up riding what we would call a "bellyboard" these days, along with body surfing. His first experience with actual surfing came when he witnessed Duke Kahanamoku and two other Hawaiians surfing at Corona del Mar in the late 1920s. At that time, he talked with them and invited them to surf at the Huntington Beach Pier.

For the complete biography, go to: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/surfing-373171-bud-pier.html

Thanks to: http://surflibrary.org/BudHiggins.html for the photo

Links

An Early History of Surfing in Huntington Beach
(Written in the mid-1960s)

Delbert G. Higgins
Retired Lifeguard Chief and Fire Chief - Huntington Beach