Reno Abellira (1950 – ) & Browsing 

Fashionable, enigmatic regularfooter from Honolulu, Hawaii; world-ranked #4 in 1977, and a central determine during the primary decade of shortboard browsing. Abellira used to be born (1950) and raised in Honolulu, Fortress Rock according to Surfing LA beach Surf Document the son of a middleweight boxer who used to be shot and killed in a Chinatown pool corridor. Abellira started browsing at age 4 in Waikiki, however did not get his first board till 11. He received the juniors department of the Makaha World in 1966 and 1967, and earned $200 for profitable the 1966 Hawaiian Noseriding Contest, the state’s first skilled browsing match.

Abellira used to be Hawaii’s juniors department champion in 1968, and made his global debut later that yr within the International Browsing Championships, held in Puerto Rico. Even if he positioned 6th, many observers concept the small-framed (5′ 7″, 135 kilos) 18-year-old used to be the development’s most enjoyable surfer, as he constantly rode simply underneath the curl on a stiletto-like red surfboard. “It used to be a skateboard,” California surf writer Dick Graham wrote, marveling at Abellira’s radical new apparatus, “and he rode it like a god, as a result of he’s one.”

Abellira’s taste persevered to increase over the following 3 years. He rode in a low crouch, chin tucked into his left shoulder, hands prolonged, wrists cocked, every a part of his frame exactly organized. Whether or not or now not the streamlined stance added pace to Abellira’s browsing is not possible to mention, however no person within the ’70s—with the exception of for Australia’s Terry Fitzgerald—seemed quicker on a surfboard. Abellira additionally proved to be some of the recreation’s maximum mysterious figures: he saved to himself for essentially the most section, hardly smiled, and countered the scruffy surfer symbol with Italian-made leather-based loafers, pressed linen pants, and smartly coiffed hair. “He is just a little of a dandy,” Australian surf journalist Phil Jarratt wrote of the dark-eyed Hawaiian, “and may just educate maximum surfers a factor or two about colour coordination.”

Abellira competed ceaselessly during the ’70s, profitable state titles in 1970 and 1972, striking fourth within the ’70 International Championships, 2nd within the 1973 Duke Kahanamoku Vintage, and making the finals in additional than a dozen skilled occasions at the North Shore of Oahu. He used to be additionally an Expression Consultation invitee in 1970 and 1971. In essentially the most exciting big-wave contest of the last decade, Abellira beat fellow Hawaiian Jeff Hakman through a fragment of some degree to win the 1974 Smirnoff Professional, held in cataclysmic 30-foot surf at Waimea Bay. He added every other Smirnoff identify in ’77.
Some of the first Hawaiians to set out at the professional circuit, Abellira used to be world-ranked #4 in 1977, #8 in 1978, and #13 in 1979.
Abellira used to be additionally a major surfboard shaper, studying the craft from boardmaking guru Dick Brewer within the past due ’60s and early ’70s, then occurring to paintings for the Lightning Bolt label; Abellira and Brewer in combination experimented with an early model of the tri-fin design in 1970 and 1971. Mark Richards of Australia later was a global surf hero whilst using Abellira-shaped forums, and it used to be Abellira’s stubby double-keeled fish that impressed Richards to supply in 1977 the twin-fin design that swept in the course of the surf global within the past due ’70s and early ’80s.
Whilst Abellira used to be for essentially the most section got rid of from the surf scene starting within the early ’80s, over the a long time he has sometimes produced considerate and eloquent articles for the American surf press. Abellira made headlines himself in 1993 when he disappeared for a number of months after being indicted on cocaine distribution fees; he used to be later convicted and spent a number of months in jail.
Abellira seemed in additional than 15 surf films, together with Scorching Technology (1968), Sea of Pleasure (1971), Going Surfin’ (1973), and Stories of the Seven Seas (1981). Within the past due ’70s, Abellira lent his identify to a short-lived surfwear corporate referred to as Reno Hawaii. He competed within the 1990 Quiksilver in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau big-wave contest at Waimea Bay at age 40, completing twenty fourth in a box of 33.

Reno Abellira

 

(VIDEO) Reno Abellira WATCH VIDEO 
(VIDEO) Reno Abellira: “Taste is a Present” WATCH VIDEO 
Reno Abellira (entrance), with Tomson, O’Neill and Kealoha, round 1980 VIEW IMAGE 
Jeffreys Bay, 1977. Photograph: Jeff Divine VIEW IMAGE 
Waimea, 1974. Photograph: Jeff Divine VIEW IMAGE 
Reno Abellira, Ala Moana, 1970. Photograph: Peter French

 

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Historical past of Browsing
·50/50 rail 
·Abellira, Reno 
·Brewer, Dick 
·medicine and browsing 
·Expression Consultation 
·Quiksilver in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau, The 
·Smirnoff Professional-Am 
·International Browsing Championships 1968 
·International Browsing Championships 1970 
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Historical past of Browsing
·Enlightenment at Honolua Bay 
·Gods of Thunder 
Interviews
·Dick Brewer 
·Jeff Hakman 
·Mark Richards (1993) 
·Reno Abellira 
·Terry Fitzgerald 
Weblog
·RENO ABELLIRA, EXPLAINED BY PHIL JARRATT: “HE REVELS IN HIS OWN COMPLEXITY” 
·RENO ABELLIRA, PRINCE OF SPEED, IS 63 TODAY 
·THE 1968 WORLD SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS: AN ORAL HISTORY COMPILED BY BEN MARCUS 
·Nineteen Seventies DUKE CLASSIC POWER RANKINGS: HAKMAN #1! 
·SUNDAY JOINT, 8-23-2020: MIKE DOYLE, DIANA ROSS, RENO ABELLIRA, WEBER PERFORMER 
Movies
·1966 Made-For-TV Makaha Tournament 
·1974 Smirnoff Professional-Am, Waimea Bay 
·Reno Abellira 
·Reno Abellira Rides the Disc; Victoria, Australia, 1970 
·Reno Abellira: “Taste is a Present” 
·International Browsing Championships 1970 
·International Browsing Championships, 1968 
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Surfboards
·Disc 
Contests
·1967 Makaha World Browsing Championships 
·1973 Duke Kahanamoku Browsing Vintage