Sean Collins Surfline Founder Dead at 59

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SEAL BEACH, CA – Sean Collins Surfline founder (, has passed away.

With the combination of technology and ability to read forecast maps Sean developed the premier global surf report and forecasting website used across the world. Anyone that surfs has spent time on Surfline…

Growing up in Seal Beach, we used to go over the Collins house and we’re always stoked to be in the presence of a legendary waterman. The entire Collins family has dedicated their lives to surf and spending time catching waves. A story run on Surfline mentioned, “Sean Collins may be the most influential surfer of our time, even more so than Kelly Slater”.

“Sean Collins was named one of the “25 Most Influential Surfers of the Century” by Surfer Magazine in the summer of 1999, the “8th Most Powerful Surfer in the Surf Industry” by Surfer Magazine in the summer of 2002, and in the TOP 100 People who wield the most Power and Influence in Southern California by the Los Angeles Times WEST Magazine in the summer of 2006. Finally, in July 2008, Collins was inducted in the Surfer’s Hall of Fame, and his hand and footprints are immortalized in stone next to the DUKE statue in front of Huntington Surf & Sport, on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street in Huntington Beach, California.” from

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Sean, you will be missed by many and your legend will surely live on forever. We will all be thinking of you when your favorite Jetty is firing and only a few people can make the paddle out.

At this time details are unclear on Sean’s death however it is being rumored the 59-year-old had a heart attack. Death of Legendary Surfer…

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Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News based in Jackson, Wyoming.

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