Bedford-Brown, Stuart

Good-looking, hot-tempered surfer/model from Perth, Western Australia; world-ranked #12 in 1993, at age 27, one year before the end of a pro career that began in 1984. Bedford-Brown is best remembered for his contentious relationship with the surf press. He was described as a "brat" in Surfer magazine, and surf journalist Derek Hynd said in 1990 that "his surfing is not as flawless as his looks. Actually, his surfing can be ugly as sin."

In early 1990, the always-cheeky Australia's Surfing L...