A LOVESONG TO SURFER NICKNAMES: HERE’S TO YOU, HAWK, PRAWN, BRONCO, DINGO, ETC

Mick Lowe was a world tour surfer from the ’90s and ’00s. Smart and funny and always smiling beneath the clumsiest, most endearing do-it-yourself haircut ever seen outside a Dumb and Dumber movie. Loads of talent. Occy-level power. Beat Andy Irons in the finals at Snapper one year, and came within an ace of taking out a Pipe Masters. Mick was…