Jack Haley "1999 Local Hero"

Mythological figure who helped pioneer surfing in Orange County during the 1940's and 1950's

PHOTO: Courtesy of LeRoy Grannis

Local hero Jack Haley perfected his surfing in the waves of Huntington Beach and soon became immersed in the surfing lifestyle. He holds the title of the first mens champion of the West Coast Surfing Championships held at Huntington Beach in 1959.

Extremely successful, he had a surf shop in Seal Beach, then opened a restaurant "Captain Jack's" in Sunset Beach.