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Phillip "Flippy" Hoffman (1930-2010)

Surf legend Phillip "Flippy" Hoffman passes away.

Updated: November 10, 2010, 6:00 PM ET
By Jake Howard

After suffering from poor health for the past several months, surfing legend Phillip "Flippy" Hoffman passed away in the early morning hours of Nov. 10 at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif. A family member has cited complications from unspecified pulmonary issues as the cause. He was 81 years old.

Born in Glendale, Calif., in 1930, Hoffman picked up the sport at San Onofre, then quickly graduated to more harrowing conditions. He is considered to be one of the original big-wave ...

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