Drouyn, Peter

Innovative and drama-loving Australian surfer from the Gold Coast of Queensland; winner of the Australian National Titles in 1970 and world-ranked #6 in 1977; inventor of the man-on-man surf contest format; the sport's only surfer of note to come out as transgendered. "An immensely likable bundle of neurotic nervous energy," as surf writer Phil Jarratt noted in 1978.

Drouyne was born (1949) in Surfer's Paradise, Queensland, the son of a clothing store owner/jazz saxophonist, and began surfin...