The Why Series with Corky Carroll
In this episode we talk to Corky Carroll who has the prestigious honour of being the worlds first professional surfer.
Carroll started his career in 1959 at a very early age and by the time he retired in 1972, he was only 24 years old. From 1966-1970 he won the United States Surfing Championship and also won the International Surfing Championship three times. Altogether, Carroll won over 100 surfing competitions. After his surfing career, he became a musician and recorded nine albums along with writing several books on surfing. He subsequently opened a surfing school in California and designed surf boards. He frequently serves as the color commentator for world surfing events such as the annual competition in Huntington Beach, and pens a column in the Orange County Register. Television audiences can be familiar with him through a cameo on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. He resides with his wife and family in Mexico in their beach-side home. He has a home in Zihuatanejo, Mexico where he offers surf adventure tripsCorky's Links