Surfer. Shaper. Legend. Patriarch. Artist. Enthusiast. Innovator. Friend of Nixon. There isn’t a word, sentence or phrase that can describe Herbie Fletcher. The name evokes a different meaning to different people and they are all correct.
Regarded by many as one of the most innovative surfers of all time, Herbie was a pioneer when it came to what could be surfed on the North Shore of Oahu at time when that area was virtually unexplored.
Fully embracing a lifestyle in the ocean, Herbie injects surfing into every aspect of his life, be it his passion for painting, photography, sculpture or his family. Herbie leads a life designed through the artistic expression of the surfing and we are admirers with what he has in the past and eager about where he’ll go in the future. Here’s to the Fletcher’s our favorite, surfing family.
Herbie Fletcher at Maalaea, Maui, 1976.
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