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HB Legend Rick “Rockin’ Fig” Fignetti Has Passed Away

Rick “Rockin’ Fig” Fignetti
Written by YEW Staff

Rick “Rockin’ Fig” Fignetti, the beloved surf shop owner of Rockin’ Fig Surf Headquarters on Main Street in Huntington Beach, passed away Friday of a heart attack. He was 64.

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.”

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