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Coming up on KUCI 88.9fm - Janeane chats with surfer, musician, and writer Corky Carroll

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MEET CORKY CARROLL
Most known as one of the top and most legendary surfers of all time Corky Carroll is also a very successful musician (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist currently signed to DARLA Records) with 13 albums and 2 singles to his credit. He has done concerts all over the United States and in Mexico as well as performed with legendary pop group Jan and Dean. He has also done a series of Television commercials, the most well-known would be a string of National spots he did for Miller Lite beer, as well as being a member of the infamous Miller Lite Allstars for 11 years doing personal appearances all over the country. On top of that Corky is a published writer with 4 books to his name as well as being a leading columnist for the Orange County Register newspaper for the past 26 years. Below is the short list of his accomplishments:


5 time UNITED STATES SURFING CHAMPION

3-time INTERNATIONAL SURFING CHAMPION

3-time INTERNATIONAL PRO SURFING CHAMP

INTERNATIONAL BIG WAVE CHAMPION

WORLD SMALL WAVE CHAMPION

NAMED NUMBER ONE SURFER VIA SURFER POLL

Won over 100 surfing championships

Recognized as the first PROFESSIONAL SURFER



11 National TV commercials for MILLER LITE

Member of Miller Lite All-Stars for 11 years

National TV commercial for OCEAN SPRAY

World TV commercial for COKE

National TV commercial for PT Cruiser, Chrysler

Jantzen International Sports Club




Voice of “Grubby Grouper” on SPONGEBOB

T.V. appearances on hundreds of Talk Shows including TONIGHT SHOW, MERV GRIFFEN SHOW, AM AMERICAN, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS, CBS CHALLENGE OF THE SEXES any many more.



MUSIC:

Concert appearances all of the US and Mexico over the past 45 years. Currently taking the summer off to write new songs for next album, will start performing again probably in November, don’t have dates set as of yet.



Discography:

LAID BACK lp Corky Carroll and Friends

SKATEBOARD BILL single, Corky Carroll

LA SOUNDTRACK, lp KWST radio in Los Angeles, various artists

TAN PUNKS ON BOARDS, single, Corky Carroll (produced by Mike Nesmith)

SURFER FOR PRESIDENT, lp Corky Carroll

BLUE ROOM cd, various artists

BEST OF A SOUL SURFER, cd Corky Carroll

COOL WATER, cd Corky Carroll

SURF DOGS ON THE RANGE, cd Corky Carroll

TROPICAL DEPRESSION, cd Corky Carroll

BEACHTOWN RHAPSODY, cd Corky Carroll

CALIFORNIA BOY, cd Corky Carroll

VISIONS OF PARADISE, cd Corky Carroll

BEST OF CORKY CARROLL, cd Corky Carroll (2016 DARLA RECORDS)

BLUE MANGO, cd Corky Carroll (2017 DARLA RECORDS)



NOTE: Some of these albums have been re-released on various labels around the world, including Germany, England, Australia and Japan.



WRITER:

Columnist for Orange County Register Newspaper, 26 yrs and currently.

4 BOOKS. (4th just finished, “NOT DONE YET,” the Autobiography)

Comedy writer for SURFER MAGAZINE



CURRENTLY:

Running Corky Carroll Surf Adventures in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Recording artist for DARLA RECORDS

Performing concerts in Mexico and in the US.

Columnist for Orange County Register

Surfboard Designer for Hobie Surfboards

Surfboard Designer for Corky Carroll Blue Mango Surfboards



ALSO:

Advertising Director for SURFER magazine for 10 years 1976-86

Management team for CHART HOUSE restaurant 1973-75

Sales Manager for Jim Slemons Honda/Jeep 1990-92

USPTA Tennis Professional 1988-2002







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