International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Matt Kivlin
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Matt Kivlin
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Kivlin died in 2014, at 85, of complications from heart disease.
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Elegant regularfoot surfer and boardmaker from Santa Monica, California; often cited as California's best wave-rider in the late 1940s and early '50s; creator of the slouched, knees-together, neatly synchronized "Malibu" surfing style. "He invented what I call performance cruising," next-generation Malibu ace Kemp Aaberg said. "He was gentlemanly, and rode that way, without a lot of yahoo around it."

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Matt Kivlin - A classic stylist on a surfboard

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