Perkins, Gregory "Bonga"

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Strong and agile longboarder from Honolulu, Hawaii; winner of the 1996 and 2008 World Longboard Championships. Perkins was born (1972) and raised in Honolulu, began surfing at age five, and developed into an all-around talent, equally skilled on a bodyboard, shortboard, and longboard. By his late teens, Perkins was spending most of his water time on a longboard, and he placed runner-up in the long...

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