July 27, 1990
"I still try to be a bette surfer every day I go out. When my two kids get good, I don't want them to call their ol' man a kook."--Peter Townend, 1976 world champion and associate publisher of Surfing Magazine.
August 26, 1989
Three brothers--Jonathan, Israel and Abraham Paskowitz of San Clemente--are leading the young men's division after Friday's qualifying round of the fifth Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club contest. Leading qualifiers in the men's division (30-39) are Peter Townend of Westminster, a former world champion from Australia, and Chris Schlickenmeyer and Albert Jenks of Hawaii.
August 8, 2006 |
The founder of the Rusty brand, one of the nation's most popular surf wear labels in the late 1990s, has sold controlling interest to a company that was licensed to make products under the same name in Australia. As part of the deal, Rusty Preisendorfer has claimed worldwide rights in perpetuity to continue making surfboards under the brand he founded 21 years ago.
September 3, 1998 |
Three years after Rusty Surfboards began making snowboards and wake boards, the company is discontinuing those lines to refocus on its core surfboard business. "It was a very small, developing percentage of the business," spokesman Peter Townend said of the wake board and snowboard production. "At the end of the day, you only have so much expertise and manpower and time, and you have to face up to the fact that you need to focus."
July 15, 1999
* Traci Atwood Sayer has been named senior sales manager for the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort in Dana Point. She was previously regional director of sales for the International Assn. of Convention & Visitors Bureaus. Lois J. Stevens was appointed director of catering operations. She was formerly banquet manager for the Trumbull Marriott Hotel in Connecticut and banquet manager for the La Jolla Marriott Hotel. * William A. Furlow has been elected president of the Assn.
May 29, 1994 |
Wave riding enthusiasts dedicated a Surfing Walk of Fame on Saturday to pay homage to the sport's pioneers, competitors and culture. "I take great pride in being able to say I'm the best surfer in the United States Congress," Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), an avid surfer, told about 100 people gathered under sunny skies for the ceremony. "Of course, some people do point out that I'm the only surfer in the U.S.