Who is Rolf Aurness?
Rolf Aurness is a famous Surfer, who won the 1970 World Surfing Championships held at Johanna in Victoria, Australia, beating Midget Farrelly in the finals.
Rolf Aurness-Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education
Aurness was born on February 18, 1952, in California, United States. He is the nephew of Mission Impossible actor Peter Graves and the son of Gunsmoke actor James Arness. His adopted brother Craig, started the stock photography agency Westlight and worked for National Geographic as a photographer. According to Astrologers, Rolf Aurness’s zodiac sign is Aquarius.
On June 3, 2011, his father James Aurness, a well-known Western and Gunsmoke television show actor died. His mother Virginia Chapman died in 1976 as well as his sister Jenny Lee Aurness committed suicide on May 12, 1975.
Rolf Aurness had a skull fracture when he was nine years old after falling from a tree. His father, who is said to be an avid surfer used surfing to aid his son’s recovery. He followed a tight training regimen that included early morning beach sessions, long-distance swimming, and weekend beach visits to places like the Hollister Ranch.
Rolf Aurness-Relationship, Girlfriend
Rolf Aurness is possibly single and has never been married, according to the research. He is not dating anyone as of 2022.
Net Worth of Rolf Aurness Salary, Earnings
Rolf Aurness is one of the richest Surfers & listed as the most popular Surfer. His income source is mostly from being a success. Rolf Aurness’s net worth is approximately 1.5 Million dollars.
Rolf Aurness-Professional Career
He had won his first contest (a boys’ division win at the annual San Onofre club competition), and Big Jim entered his son in every contest up and down the coast. The training regimen paid off, and the boy responded by going on a winning team that had him dominating the Western Surfing Association juniors by 1968, earning him a berth at the World Contest in Puerto Rico that year.
In 1969, Rolf dominated the new elite AAAA men’s division, kicking off the season with three straight wins (Redondo, Oceanside, and Malibu) and assuring himself the top slot on the next West Coast World Contest team. He was a conspicuous presence in surf ads for Bing Surfboards and Hang Ten, and he was the subject of interviews and magazine articles. A popular champion, Aurness’ victory received extensive coverage in the general press, much of it because he was “the Marshall’s son.”
Partially in reaction to this reportage, he returned to California to fall under the influence of so-called psychedelic gurus as well as the partying lifestyle of his mother (divorced from his father in 1960) and older sister, Jenny. Having won the championship, Rolf seemed to lose interest in surfing, took up playing improvisational jazz piano for a time, and married an “astrologer to the stars,” who died of cancer in 1978.
When The Ranch property was sold in 1986, Aurness returned to the Los Angeles area, where he lives near his father and works part-time in a Santa Monica mental-health clinic as a volunteer counselor. He has been working on prototypes of a new hydroplane surfboard, which he plans to sell under both the Rolf Aurness Hydroplane and Butt Juice Surfboards logos. A practitioner of kriya yoga and meditation, Aurness is alive and well and says that surfing has always been a part of his life.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color
Rolf Aurness stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weights 70kg. He has curly brown hair and brown color eyes.
Social Media Details
Rolf Aurness is not an active personality on social media and also has no official Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter accounts.