PT's Talk Show starring Herbie Fletcher

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Herbie Fletcher’s one of the most colorful characters and great surfers who emerged out the '60s as a teenager. He was more the “Soul Surfer” than the competitor, although he made the semi-finals in the ’66 ISA World Contest in Oceanside and was runner-up to Nuuhiwa in US Junior rankings. He married into the Hoffman clan, marrying Dibi in the late 60s, and they went country and moved to Hawaii. Back to live in San Clemente in the mid-'70s, Herbie was the catalyst for the longboard renaissance, appearing on the cover of Surfer in a classic cheater five pose on the nose in Maui proclaiming “The Thrill Is Back”. His list of contributions to our surf culture is endless: Astrodeck, the “Wave Warriors” movies, and pioneering tow-ins utilizing early jet-skis on the North Shore. Of course he and Dibi birthed Christian and Nathan who have become huge surf personalities of their own, and as the saying goes, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. Herbie and Dibi still oversee the Astrodeck empire, with Herbie today also being a prolific artist.

photo by Tony Molina via Instagram @dibifletcher


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Herbie Fletcher’s one of the most colorful characters and great surfers who emerged out the '60s as a teenager. He was more the “Soul Surfer” than the competitor, although he made the semi-finals in the ’66 ISA World Contest in Oceanside and was runner-up to Nuuhiwa in US Junior rankings. He married into the Hoffman clan, marrying Dibi in the late 60s, and they went country and moved to Hawaii. Back to live in San Clemente in the mid-'70s, Herbie was the catalyst for the longboard renaissance, appearing on the cover of Surfer in a classic cheater five pose on the nose in Maui proclaiming “The Thrill Is Back”. His list of contributions to our surf culture is endless: Astrodeck, the “Wave Warriors” movies, and pioneering tow-ins utilizing early jet-skis on the North Shore. Of course he and Dibi birthed Christian and Nathan who have become huge surf personalities of their own, and as the saying goes, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. Herbie and Dibi still oversee the Astrodeck empire, with Herbie today also being a prolific artist.

photo by Tony Molina via Instagram @dibifletcher

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