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July 23, 1999 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a time when Jeff Deffenbaugh was living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe on surfing's World Championship Tour. And like most of the 44 top surfers who compete on that tour, Deffenbaugh was hungry for the competition and rating points as he tried to compete at every surf contest he could. These days, however, Deffenbaugh, of Huntington Beach, is content to be a homebody. "I have not retired from surfing," Deffenbaugh insisted. "Let's just say I'm not trying to qualify for the WCT.
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July 23, 1999 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a time when Jeff Deffenbaugh was living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe on surfing's World Championship Tour. And like most of the 44 top surfers who compete on that tour, Deffenbaugh was hungry for the competition and rating points as he tried to compete at every surf contest he could. These days, however, Deffenbaugh, of Huntington Beach, is content to be a homebody. "I have not retired from surfing," Deffenbaugh insisted. "Let's just say I'm not trying to qualify for the WCT.
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August 9, 1996 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Deffenbaugh was feeling the pressure Thursday. As the hometown favorite, the 23-year-old Huntington Beach surfer wants to do well at the U.S. Open. After all, in 1994 he qualified for the event as a wild-card and advanced to the quarterfinals. "This is a big event for me. Huntington is where I learned and I grew up here," Deffenbaugh said. "A lot of people are here to see me and I want to be able to surf my best for them."
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July 20, 1998 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Deffenbaugh loves that two of professional surfing's top events, the G-Shock U.S. Open of Surfing and the Op Pro, are coming to Huntington Beach. But Deffenbaugh, a native of Surf City, also dreads the next two weeks. "Because this is my home break, there's a lot of pressure on me to do well," he said. "I really don't like to have people put pressure on me. They assume you're going to do well at home, so you try to live up to those expectations from friends and sponsors.
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November 10, 1994 | Rockin' Fig & Dave, 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 Indonesia and Brazil. and
Scene: Hawaii, the U.S. Bud Tour surfing championships. Announcers: Rockin' Fig and, ahem, Lord (Tally Ho) Jim Blears, a 71-year-old fixture in Hawaii after a pro wrestling career on the mainland. He's also a former senior men's surfing champion in Hawaii and still hits the waves. He spent the whole contest salting Fig's brain with old surf stories. The Tally Ho, by the way, stems from his trademark greeting. During the Bud Tour's final contest, Oct.
SPORTS
July 20, 1998 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Deffenbaugh loves that two of professional surfing's top events, the G-Shock U.S. Open of Surfing and the Op Pro, are coming to Huntington Beach. But Deffenbaugh, a native of Surf City, also dreads the next two weeks. "Because this is my home break, there's a lot of pressure on me to do well," he said. "I really don't like to have people put pressure on me. They assume you're going to do well at home, so you try to live up to those expectations from friends and sponsors.
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July 23, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His short, bleached hair stands like a tomcat's before battle and his red eyes peak out at the midday glare through puffy slits. Jeff Deffenbaugh looks like something out of a documentary on a rock group. In one sense, however, he's a most common denominator of life in the suburbs, just another young businessman suffering from jet lag. Another few thousand dollars, another 16 days. Another sometimes-exhilarating, often-boring, hassle-filled road trip away from his fiancee and son.
SPORTS
September 17, 1994
Defending champion Shane Beschen of San Clemente had the highest score Friday and received a 10 on one ride as he advanced in the main event of the Bud Surf Tour at Lower Trestles. Vice De La Pena of Laguna Niguel and Beschen's brother Gavin advanced along with Mike Parsons of San Clemente, Richie Collins of Newport Beach, Todd Miller of Costa Mesa and Jeff Deffenbaugh of Huntington Beach.
SPORTS
November 8, 1993
Chris Brown of Santa Barbara won the title at the Bud Surf Tour event Sunday in Ventura. Jeff Deffenbaugh of Huntington Beach was second and Tim Curren of Oxnard third. Brown won $4,000, Deffenbaugh got $2,250 and Curren won $1,300. Rob Machado of Cardiff was eliminated in the quarterfinal round but still clinched the tour's overall title. Deffenbaugh was fourth and Richie Collins fifth in the overall standings.
SPORTS
May 7, 1994
Pat O'Connell of Laguna Niguel, Shane Beschen of San Clemente and Jeff Deffenbaugh of Huntington Beach advanced Friday through the first round of the Katin Team Challenge on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The trio advance to today's second round of individual qualifying. The tag-team and individual finals will be Sunday.
SPORTS
August 9, 1996 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Deffenbaugh was feeling the pressure Thursday. As the hometown favorite, the 23-year-old Huntington Beach surfer wants to do well at the U.S. Open. After all, in 1994 he qualified for the event as a wild-card and advanced to the quarterfinals. "This is a big event for me. Huntington is where I learned and I grew up here," Deffenbaugh said. "A lot of people are here to see me and I want to be able to surf my best for them."
SPORTS
July 23, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His short, bleached hair stands like a tomcat's before battle and his red eyes peak out at the midday glare through puffy slits. Jeff Deffenbaugh looks like something out of a documentary on a rock group. In one sense, however, he's a most common denominator of life in the suburbs, just another young businessman suffering from jet lag. Another few thousand dollars, another 16 days. Another sometimes-exhilarating, often-boring, hassle-filled road trip away from his fiancee and son.
NEWS
November 10, 1994 | Rockin' Fig & Dave, 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 Indonesia and Brazil. and
Scene: Hawaii, the U.S. Bud Tour surfing championships. Announcers: Rockin' Fig and, ahem, Lord (Tally Ho) Jim Blears, a 71-year-old fixture in Hawaii after a pro wrestling career on the mainland. He's also a former senior men's surfing champion in Hawaii and still hits the waves. He spent the whole contest salting Fig's brain with old surf stories. The Tally Ho, by the way, stems from his trademark greeting. During the Bud Tour's final contest, Oct.
SPORTS
April 11, 1993
Jeff Deffenbaugh and Kirk Tice, both of Huntington Beach, won their semifinals Saturday at the Katin Team Challenge surfing competition. In four- to six-foot waves on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier, Deffenbaugh, Tice, Brian Jennings of La Jolla and Donovan Frankenreiter of Laguna Niguel advanced to today's finals. Competition begins at 8:30 a.m. and will include the tag team semifinals and finals.
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