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Anderson, Craig (1988 – )

Willowy goofyfoot freesurfer from Australia by way of South Africa; called “the premier stylist of his generation” by surf writer Jed Smith. Anderson was born (1988) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and spent his childhood in nearby Blue Water Bay. He began surfing with his father at age eight, and seven years later moved with his family to Newcastle, on Australia’s east coast.

Anderson entered a few regional surf contests, but his unhurried knock-kneed style was poorly suited for the compet...