Deane, Wayne

Smooth-riding Australian regularfoot surfer/shaper from Queensland's Gold Coast; domineering presence at Kirra beginning in the late '60s; Australian seniors division national champion in 1982 and 1984; Australian professional longboard champion in 1994, 1995, and 1996.

Deane was born (1952) in south Queensland, and began surfing in 1960. By the end of the decade he was a pace-setter at Kirra, the long, hollow, sand-bottom point wave that would soon be recognized as one of the world's premie...