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Rockin' Fig Rick Fignetti Surfologist Roast During US Open of Surfing




















Rockin' Fig - Rick Fignetti 


Rockin' Fig Report


As a warm up to the film festival on Monday July 21 we will continue with the Neo tradition of roasting tributes. This year's honoree was Rick Rockin' Fig Fignetti. The name that ultimately fits the man's personality and synonymous to Huntington Beach, Rockin' Fig with his ambidextrous career is no doubt a legend within our Surf City. A ten time West Coast champion, Fig has announced the US Open of Surfing the last 12 years and has been the KROQ FM Surfologist for the last 19 years doing morning surf reports. He also owns a surf shop on Main Street in HB called Rockin' Fig Surf, as well as has his own column in the HB Independent, Wet N Wild with Rockin' Fig, in which keeps locals connected to the ins and outs of the surf world.


The roast was a hilarious highlight, moderated by Peter "PT" Townend with an all star roaster roster, including Tom Curren, Mike Downing, Scott Waring, Bud Llamas, etc.


It was fun to hear all his stories and hear his friends talk about the early days of surfing together in HB. Fig took time from the US Open to come down to his own roast. Everybody wore pigs around their necks in honor of the legend, the Fig.


The video above shows Rockin' Fig, talking about what happened at the event. Filmed by Chris MacDonald, the pre-show for VIPs, included Leslie & Dave Carlos of Big Red Productions, Fig's family--mother, wife, daughter, etc., HB Surfing Museum reps, Sara Long, event planner extraordinaire, Mike Ester, a famous surfer, Surfdog, famous HB surf photog., and an all-star cast of surfing greats. The event was hosted by Frank Savage and Mike Savage of Luggatti's Italian Restaurant in downtown Huntington Beach. Delicious pizza, salad, chicken and outrageous cocktails, beer, wine and beverages were served during this night of beach, food and fun.