Burns, Ronnie


Quiet, unpretentious pro surfer from the North Shore of Oahu; best remembered as a Pipeline sharpshooter throughout the 1980s. Burns was born (1963) in Newport Beach, California, the son of ace surfboard laminator Boscoe Burns; he began surfing in 1969 at age five, not long after moving with his family to Hawaii, and by his late teenage years, the tall (6' 2"), blond, slightly bow-legged Burns ha...

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