Cassidy, Graham

Pleasant, hardworking, even-keeled competition official and promoter from Sydney, Australia; the executive director for the Association of Surfing Professionals from 1987 to 1994. "Graham is one of the most influential men in the sport," surf journalist Sam George wrote in 1987, "partly because he has carefully avoided the ego-traps often associated with high-level positions."

Cassidy was born (1947) and raised in Sydney, and began surfing at age 15. In 1969 he earned a B.A. in communication...