Paul Burke, Former ASP Surfer And Shaper, Dies After Being Hit By Car – Founder of Burke Surfboards passes away at age 59 after being struck by motorist

After he was hit by a teenage driver on Tuesday, May 23rd, former Southern California professional surfer and shaper Paul Burke passed away at age 59, according to the OC Register.

Burke was pronounced dead on May 23rd by California Highway Patrol after a 19-year-old female driver struck him during a morning bike ride on Old Highway 395 near his Fallbrook home.

Born in Long Beach, Burke competed internationally in Hawaii and Australia as part of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) before he founded Burke Surfboards in 1979.

His small business relocated throughout Southern California during the 1980s, first in Laguna Beach, and then in Huntington Beach, before finally settling in Oceanside for the remainder of his shaping career.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

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