Bronzed Aussies

Talented but elitist surfing troupe led by 1976 world champion Peter Townend and 1976 runner-up Ian Cairns; ostensibly created to further the cause of professional surfing and thus improve the lot of surfers everywhere, but essentially a promotional vehicle for the Bronzed Aussies themselves, who are best remembered for arriving at surf contests and postevent banquets in matching velour jumpsuits. As a media phenomenon, the idea worked. "The Bronzed Aussies have made it impossible for us to i...