Roy Crump "2013 Local Hero"
Huntington Beach’s Roy Crump caught his first wave in 1949 and hasn’t looked back since
Nearly 70 years. That’s a long time to dedicate to any sport. But as surfers, we know paddling out every day is as much of a lifestyle as it is a physical activity.
Huntington Beach’s Roy Crump caught his first wave in 1949 and hasn’t looked back since. From braving massive cleanup sets at Waimea Bay in the ‘60s to being entrenched with the Huntington Beach Surf Club from the early days, Crump – a journalist/surfer – has seen the sport evolve now for well-over half a century.
PHOTO CAPTION: Roy Crump V-Land Circa '60s
PHOTO: North Shore early 60's with Roy Crump third from right.
Crump was manager at the Harbour Surf Shop in Seal Beach during its heyday and more recently competed and won his division at the Huntington Beach Senior Surf Invitational, proving that being a true surfer lasts for a lifetime.
PHOTO: 1964 Former Long Beach resident Roy Crump could usually be found at Lower Trestles surfing when he wasn't in Long Beach where he grew up. A warm summer afternoon with a few friends was what the hard core Trestles crew dreams of in the summer. Photo courtesy of Leo Hetzel.
PHOTO CAPTION: 2013 inductee's Roy Crump and Taylor Knox. Photo courtesy Sharon Marshall.