Deerhurst, Ted

English viscount, son of the 11th Earl of Coventry, who engineered what Australia's Surfing Life magazine called "a strangely beautiful surfing career."

Edward George William Omar Coventry, Viscount Deerhurst, was born in 1957. His Eton-educated father was a champion fencer, and his mother was an American starlet born to wealth who briefly dated King Farouk of Egypt. The marriage ended when Ted was six, and in 1967 he moved with his mother to Los Angeles where he befriended and went to middl...