Bartholomew, Wayne

Kinetic Australian pro surfer and contest organizer from Queensland's Gold Coast; 1978 world champion and ten-year president (1999-2008) of the Association of Surfing Professionals. Born (1954) and raised on the Gold Coast, the son of a high school science teacher-fisherman father and a dance instructor mother, Bartholomew was a grade school honors student and a nimble soccer player (nicknamed "Rabbit" for his speed) before he began surfing at age 11. His family was poor, and when his parents...