A Conversation with Burton Kerbox aka “Buzzy Kerbox”

This week’s guest is an icon in our Sport Of Surfing. At 17, he won the Smirnoff Amateur title at Sunset Beach, HI, which got him in the Pro Event. He made it into the semi-finals that were held at 25 foot Waimea!! He was ranked in the Top 10 of the ASP in 1977-78′-80′! He won major events like the World Cup at Sunset, and the Surfabout in Australia. His love for the ocean and big waves is what made him into a fierce WATERAN. He competes in the Molokai Paddle event, Catalina Classic Race, and has even paddled the English Channel with his good buddy Laird Hamilton. In the early 90’s, Buzzy, Laird and Dave Kalama and a few close friends, were on the hunt to ride the biggest waves possible. Which resulted in the pioneering TOW-IN SURFING! But all his accolades didn’t stop in the Ocean. He was noticed by a famous photographer, Bruce Weber. This changed his life forever. Buzzy’s looks were James Bond-like Double Agent and was not only living life on the edge in the water, but soon became a household face in men’s fashion magazines for decades. He landed a life-long modeling career with Ralph Lauren. We welcome the first ever male surfer supermodel, an incredible WATERMAN, and author of his new book based on his life stories, “MAKING WAVES”, Burton “BUZZY” Kerbox!!

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