Carroll, Nick

High-output Australian surf journalist and editor from Newport, New South Wales; Surfing magazine editor from 1993 to 1996; Deep magazine editor from 1997 to 2000; regarded by many since the mid-'80s as the sport's most popular and knowledgeable writer.

Carroll was born (1959) in Brisbane, Queensland, moved with his family to Newport in 1961, and began surfing at age 11. As a juniors division surfer he placed fifth in the 1976 Australia National Titles, and was runner-up in 1977; he was the ...