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.