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Joyce Hoffman Surfboard


Joyce Hoffman was the first female surfer to get her own signature model surfboard. Step-daughter of Walter Hoffman and niece of Flippy Hoffman, in 1964, Joyce wins the Makaha contest and her first Surfer Poll Award. The next year she wins her first World Championship and will dominate the women's division for the next 3 years, making the cover of Life Magazine and getting profiled in Sports Illustrated, while doing so. In 1968, she also becomes the first documented female to surf Pipeline. In 1969, the Los Angeles Times names her "Woman of the Year", the only surfer to ever hold this distinction. She takes 4th at the 1970 World Championships and wins the 1971 United States Championships, but surfing soon falls to other competitive passions. She picks up motocross racing and later auto racing before a crash sidelines her aspirations on the track. Joyce was inducted into the Huntington Beach Walk of Fame in 1994.
Don Granata recently donated a Hobie Joyce Hoffman model along with a fin signed by Joyce. The board was signed by its shaper, Terry Martin as well.

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