Project Description

LYNNE BOYER – 2 X World Surfing Champion & Eye Cancer Survivor

DOB: 4/20/1956

HOMETOWN: Kailua, Hawaii

LOCAL SPOT: Summer:Diamond Head, Winter: Walls

SPONSORS: Kurtis Surf Goggles

FAVORITE FOOD: Dark Chocolate & Hungarian Cuisine

FAVORITE MUSIC: at this point in my life, I don’t really have any faves

FAVORITE MOVIES: Alien, Basic Instinct

HOBBIES: Traveling


INFLUENCES AND/OR HEROS: Larry Bertleman, Guy Pilago, Carissa Moore, Kelly Slater

GOALS: To keep growing as an artist and to keep myself aware on becoming a better, more compassionate, loving, understanding, tolerant, positive person…


What are “Surfer Fried Eyes?”: Mine! Years of no protection surfing and painting in Hawaii’s strong sunshine, gave me an eye cancer of all things. I had it removed surgically, then three months later it came back and two surgeons took over 6 hours to remove my upper tear duct a piece of the eyelid and the conjunctiva of the eyeball. I had a Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva, (the skin of the eyeball), and it grew into my upper eyelid and tear duct. Luckily, with the great work of the specialists, they were able to remove all of it and I just need to use tear drops everyday, and have a bit of dry eye discomfort. Without the Kurtis Surf Googles, I don’t know if I’d still be surfing. These great goggles have kept me out in the line up and for this I am so so so grateful!

What would you do with 7 Million US Dollars?: Be stoked! Buy a few houses in my favorite places! Travel a lot, and paint in many different countries. Take lots of Artist Workshops, worldwide. Help out my relatives in Hungary. Learn about other investments, and charities. Give more to the Equal Rights Movement.

Favorite Style of Kurtis Surf Goggles or Sunglasses: ALL

Accomplishments (Contests, Travel or Life): ’78 & ’79 World Champion Surfer