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August 7, 1988 | KEITH DUNNAVANT, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Booth never thought it would be this easy. "Since I knocked off the defending champion, it's like I'm playing a video game on someone else's quarter," Booth said. "It's like I've got 30 seconds to score as many points as I can." Booth, 19, a Laguna Beach native, continued to score points Saturday at the $70,000 Op Pro Surfing Championship at Huntington Beach, which concludes today with semifinals and finals.
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January 19, 1995 | RICK FIGNETTI and DAVID REYES, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil. and
More than a year ago, pro surfer Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach took a physical assessment, and it didn't look good. "I had a pretty severe back injury, and an orthopedic surgeon said I was close to surgery," Booth said. "But if I had taken the surgery, I may have had to give up competition." But at the end of 1994, guess who had claimed sixth on the World Championship Tour, sponsored by the Assn. of Surfing Professionals? Right, the Boothman.
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January 19, 1995 | RICK FIGNETTI and DAVID REYES, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil. and
More than a year ago, pro surfer Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach took a physical assessment, and it didn't look good. "I had a pretty severe back injury, and an orthopedic surgeon said I was close to surgery," Booth said. "But if I had taken the surgery, I may have had to give up competition." But at the end of 1994, guess who had claimed sixth on the World Championship Tour, sponsored by the Assn. of Surfing Professionals? Right, the Boothman.
SPORTS
December 4, 1994
San Clemente's Dino Andino and Huntington Beach's Noah Budroe Saturday advanced to the third round of the North Shore's Chiemsee Pipeline Masters in Oahu, Hawaii. Budroe will face ratings leader and former world champion Kelly Slater of Cocoa Beach, Fla., today. Andino is matched against third-rated Shane Beschen of San Clemente. Mike Parsons of San Clemente and Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach were eliminated in the second round.
SPORTS
December 4, 1994
San Clemente's Dino Andino and Huntington Beach's Noah Budroe Saturday advanced to the third round of the North Shore's Chiemsee Pipeline Masters in Oahu, Hawaii. Budroe will face ratings leader and former world champion Kelly Slater of Cocoa Beach, Fla., today. Andino is matched against third-rated Shane Beschen of San Clemente. Mike Parsons of San Clemente and Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach were eliminated in the second round.
SPORTS
August 30, 1986
Tom Curren of Santa Barbara, the defending world champion, advanced Friday to the second round of the main event at the Op Pro surfing championship at Huntington Beach. Curren, surfing in 4- to 6-foot waves, defeated amateur Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach to set up today's match with Brad Gerlach of Encinitas, who is ranked second behind Curren on the pro tour. Gerlach defeated Charlie Kuhn of Coco Beach, Fla. Losers in the two-man main-event heats are eliminated from the event, which ends Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1985
What a nice surprise to read your story (View, Aug. 29) about surfer-honor student Jeff Booth and the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. I believe that it is great to break up stereotypes whenever possible. Since our 14-year-old son surfs, we were also concerned at one time with the worry: if he surfs, he will be a bum. He is not a bum nor does he intend to be one--and neither do his friends. Their parents support them and their interests, and many drive them to competitions at 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning.
SPORTS
June 22, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran Jeff Booth was rewarded by his instincts, while young Rob Machado of Cardiff was betrayed by his fatigue. Booth, saving some of his best surfing for the championship heat, won the $22,000 Nissan Open at the Municipal Pier Sunday. Machado, who was trying to win an unprecedented third consecutive contest on the Bud Surf Tour, finished third, behind Booth of Laguna Beach and Shane Beschen of San Clemente.
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June 22, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Booth studies waves much like he did pre-calculus. A methodical thinker, he breaks each wave down, piece by piece. For him, it's a sensible, and successful process--one that has helped him win the U.S. tour's Oceanside contest three of the past seven years. "Oceanside is the ultimate competition wave when the swell is up," he said, watching the waves break last weekend. " . . . The closeouts near the pier, running back up the beach after catching a wave. You need to have a gameplan here.
SPORTS
March 9, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach narrowly defeated Rob Machado of Cardiff in the third leg of the Bud Surf Tour at Seaside Reef near Solana Beach. Larry Rios finished third. Dale Dobson won the longboard event.
SPORTS
June 22, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Booth studies waves much like he did pre-calculus. A methodical thinker, he breaks each wave down, piece by piece. For him, it's a sensible, and successful process--one that has helped him win the U.S. tour's Oceanside contest three of the past seven years. "Oceanside is the ultimate competition wave when the swell is up," he said, watching the waves break last weekend. " . . . The closeouts near the pier, running back up the beach after catching a wave. You need to have a gameplan here.
SPORTS
June 22, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran Jeff Booth was rewarded by his instincts, while young Rob Machado of Cardiff was betrayed by his fatigue. Booth, saving some of his best surfing for the championship heat, won the $22,000 Nissan Open at the Municipal Pier Sunday. Machado, who was trying to win an unprecedented third consecutive contest on the Bud Surf Tour, finished third, behind Booth of Laguna Beach and Shane Beschen of San Clemente.
SPORTS
August 7, 1988 | KEITH DUNNAVANT, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Booth never thought it would be this easy. "Since I knocked off the defending champion, it's like I'm playing a video game on someone else's quarter," Booth said. "It's like I've got 30 seconds to score as many points as I can." Booth, 19, a Laguna Beach native, continued to score points Saturday at the $70,000 Op Pro Surfing Championship at Huntington Beach, which concludes today with semifinals and finals.
SPORTS
August 30, 1986
Tom Curren of Santa Barbara, the defending world champion, advanced Friday to the second round of the main event at the Op Pro surfing championship at Huntington Beach. Curren, surfing in 4- to 6-foot waves, defeated amateur Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach to set up today's match with Brad Gerlach of Encinitas, who is ranked second behind Curren on the pro tour. Gerlach defeated Charlie Kuhn of Coco Beach, Fla. Losers in the two-man main-event heats are eliminated from the event, which ends Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1985
What a nice surprise to read your story (View, Aug. 29) about surfer-honor student Jeff Booth and the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. I believe that it is great to break up stereotypes whenever possible. Since our 14-year-old son surfs, we were also concerned at one time with the worry: if he surfs, he will be a bum. He is not a bum nor does he intend to be one--and neither do his friends. Their parents support them and their interests, and many drive them to competitions at 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning.
SPORTS
June 22, 1992
Laguna Beach's Jeff Booth won the $22,000 Nissan Open surfing competition Sunday at the Municipal Pier. Rob Machado of Cardiff, who was trying to win an unprecedented third contest on the Bud Surf Tour, finished third behind Booth and Shane Beschen of San Clemente.
SPORTS
December 17, 1994
Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach scored the most points Friday in the second round of the Coke Surf Classic at North Narrabeen, Australia. Booth scored 28.51 points. Mike Parsons of San Clemente also advanced to the third round of the Assn. of Surfing Professionals world tour event.
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