Rick Fignetti has made an indelible mark on the surfing community as a surfer, U.S. Open of Surfing announcer and surf reporter on KROQ from the mid-80s up until 2010
Sadly, he has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 65.
“Fig was actually a United States champion in the senior age group in surfing divisions. A lot of guys wanted to beat him, but he was just that foxy kind of guy that’s just sneaking away, getting the waves around guys,” Mike Downey, a longtime friend of Fignetti, told KTLA. “He was always into giving … He passed on a lot of knowledge to a lot of different people and myself.”