Bennett, Barry

Behind-the-scenes Australian surfboard industry pioneer from Manly Beach, New South Wales; founder of Bennett Surfboards, the country's oldest board manufacturer, and a longtime Aussie-wide supplier of boardmaking materials. "Bennett," the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame noted, "has given the sometimes wayward, boom-and-bust Aussie surfboard industry an incredible amount of support."

Bennett was born (1931) in Sydney, raised in the coastal suburb of Bronte, began surfing at age...