Velarde, Hector


Dashingly handsome goofyfoot surfer and paddler from Lima, Peru. Velarde was born (1941) and raised in Lima, the son of a wealthy fishmeal-producing family, and began surfing in 1956, at Miraflores. He proved to be not only a gifted rider in big and small waves, but a born entertainer as well, able to dazzle onlookers by gripping the rails of his board and pressing up into a perfect toes-pointed h...

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