Crawford, Peter

Quirky Australian kneeboarder and photographer from Sydney, New South Wales; regarded by many as his country's best all-around surf lensman from the late 1970s through the '80s.

Crawford was born (1952) in Sydney, raised in the beach suburbs of Bondi and Dee Why, and began kneeriding in 1963. He was the Australian national kneeboard champion in 1976, 1977, and 1978. In 1976 he was runner-up in the O'Neill Kneeboard Championships, the first professional event of its kind, earning $500. "Peter...