Durbidge, Bede

Curly-haired regularfoot pro surfer from Queensland, Australia; world-ranked #2 in 2008; Billabong Pipeline Masters champion in 2007; called "consistently overlooked and overlooked for his consistency" by surf critic Lewis Samuels in 2010.

Durbidge was born (1983) in Brisbane and started surfing the beachbreaks of Stradbroke Island at age nine. Big, rangy and strong (6'1", 175 pounds), Durbidge surfed with power and style, but no real attention-grabbing flair. He qualified for the ASP World ...