Local surfing pioneer and founder of Rhino Tuff surfboards dies


Jeff Surgener at his factory in Boynton Beac

Local surfing pioneer and founder of Rhino Tuff surfboards dies

Posted: 02/29/2012
Last Updated: 5 hours and 31 minutes ago

Tom Warnke Sent me some sad news that Jeff Surgener has passed. I did not know Jeff but wish his family the best and strength to get through this terrible time.

Here’s a note from Tom:

Jeff was a surfing pioneer and founder of Rhino Tuff surfboards, shaping some of the best local boards for a group of close-knit friends. He was especially motivated to help the groms get started on the right equipment. “Artist” certainly describes Jeff Surgener. He excelled in both ink and color paintings on a variety of surfaces. Surg won quite a few surfing contests, even up until a couple years ago, and was one of the best surfing judges in Palm Beach County. He was also a volunteer contributor to the Eastern Surfing Association, the Palm Beach County Chapter of Surfrider Foundation and the Palm Beach County Surfing History Project; with his time, remarkable artwork, his surfing memorabilia and historic boards…

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