Keller, Charlie

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Pioneering New Jersey surfer whose 1964-founded Keller Surf Shop, according to Eastern Surf Magazine, was "the prototype for all East Coast surf shops to follow." Keller was born (1934) and raised in Lavallette, New Jersey, and began surfing at age 23. He began making surfboards in 1958, and opened Keller's Surf Shop in Lavallette with a small stock of molded "popout" boards and, as store worker...

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