International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Mickey Munoz
Inductee Name
Mickey Munoz
Event Year
2007
Inductee Location
Orange County California
Inductee Contact
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Boardshop Link
http://www.mickeymunoz.com/
Inductee Bio

Quick-footed regularfooter from Capistrano Beach, California; among the first group to ride Waimea Bay in 1957; runner-up in the 1965 United States Surfing Championships.

Munoz was born (1937) and raised in New York City, the son of an opera singer father, moved at age six with his family to Santa Monica, California, began surfing at 10, and soon developed into one of the hottest young guns at Malibu. In 1956 he dated a neophyte teenage surfer named Kathy Kohner, better known to the Malibu surf set, and soon to America at large, as "Gidget." (The 5'4", 130-pound Munoz wore a bikini and blond wig as the surfing stunt double for Sandra Dee in the 1959 movie version of Gidget.)

For the complete biography, go to: http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/munoz-mickey

Thanks to: http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/munoz-mickey for the photo

Links

Encyclopedia of Surfing.com - munoz-mickey

Mickey Munoz-Billabong Art of Shaping

Surging with Mickey Munoz

NO BAD WAVES: TALKING STORY WITH MICKEY MUNOZ