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Mark Martinson 2009
Born in 1947 and raised in Long Beach, Mark's signature moment came in 1965 when he won the U.S. Championships. Martinson started surfing at age 10 and six years later was runner-up in the 1962 West Coast Championships. In the mid to late '60s Mark crisscrossed the globe with the MacGillivray/Freeman team filming Free and Easy and Waves of Change. Although 1965 was Martinson's "competition" peak, he's recognized for being among the first California surfers to convert to the new, shorter boards.

Mark Martinson
PHOTO: Induction day, courtesy of Dave Rugh

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  Mark Martinson





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