Huntington Beach’s Own Surf Legend

Rockin Fig – Rockin the Surf World

A Surfrider Sponsor Story

DSC00791

Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

Huntington Beach local Rick Fignetti – known as Rockin Fig to his friends and fans – is a surfer’s surfer.

F and surfboard - Natalies paddle out

Along with multiple surfing championships and a surf board shop on Main Street…

DSC04701

DSC04529A

Fig is in both the Surfers’ Hall of Fame and the Surfing Walk of Fame.

Rockin Fig - hands in cement - Hall of Fame

surfers-hall-of-fame1

Anyone in earshot of Fig is likely to recognize his voice from his many years on the radio as KROQ’s Surfologist.

KROQ radio Or as the longtime announcer of the U.S. Open of Surfing (19 years in a row).

Fig w.Kelly Slater

US Open photo

DSC04998

Fig’s life revolves around surfing whether it’s catching waves on the north side of the HB Pier, hanging out at Rockin Fig Surf Headquarters (316 Main Street), sponsoring the Fig Team Riders surfers, or mentoring the local groms.

DSC00793

 

Whenever SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel see Fig at beach events he’s always right in the middle of everything, lending a hand and helping to represent the community.

 

Fig has made the Rockin Fig surf shop more than a place to find boards and accessories.

DSC03670

DSC03676

DSC03679

DSC03673

RockinFig at shop with board

 

It’s a meeting place where everyone from beginning surfers to surfing legends can stop by to share stories and talk about the sport they love. If you’re lucky enough to be in the shop on a day that Fig is there get ready for a warm welcome and a chance to learn a lot about surfing.

Just being around Rockin Fig will put a smile on your face. For someone who’s in the surfing stratosphere, it’s surprising how down to earth he is.

Tony Soriano, Surfrider Foundation Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter Chairperson, says, “Fig is a real surf community hero, who supports Surfrider and a clean environment of our oceans, waves and beaches”

DSC03240AIn an age when so many celebrities seem superficial and manufactured by the media it’s clear that Rockin Fig is the real deal.

ISD_IMG_5548

Surf’n Beach Scene Magazine

SurfWriter Girls

Please post your comment below. Comments will appear the next day.

“Like Us on Facebook!”

Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel hold the exclusive rights to this copyrighted material. Publications wishing to reprint it may contact them at surfwriter.girls@gmail.com Individuals and non-profit groups are welcome to post it on social media sites as long as credit is given.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s