Rockin Fig – Rockin the Surf World
A Surfrider Sponsor Story
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.
Along with multiple surfing championships and a surf board shop on Main Street…
Fig is in both the Surfers’ Hall of Fame and the Surfing Walk of Fame.
Anyone in earshot of Fig is likely to recognize his voice from his many years on the radio as KROQ’s Surfologist.
Or as the longtime announcer of the U.S. Open of Surfing (19 years in a row).
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.
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.
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”
In an age when so many celebrities seem superficial and manufactured by the media it’s clear that Rockin Fig is the real deal.
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