Dooley, Mick

Bantamweight Australian regularfooter originally from Bondi Beach, Sydney; one of the country's best competitive surfers in the early and mid-'60s. Dooley began riding waves in 1957 under the guidance of Aussie surf legend Jack "Bluey" Mayes. In 1963 he was runner-up to Nat Young in Australia's first national titles, and in 1964 he won the annual Bells Beach contest, again finished runner-up in the national titles, and placed fifth in the World Surfing Championships.

Dooley was small (5' 6",...