Egan, Luke

Powerful, basso-voiced goofyfoot pro surfer originally from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; world-ranked #2 in 2000, and described at that time by surf journalist Steve Barilotti as "possibly the best all-around surfer in the world after Kelly Slater."

Egan was born (1969) and raised in Newcastle, the son of Sam Egan, one of the area's first surfers and a nationally respected boardmaker. On the day Luke was born, Sam made him a 4' 3" surfboard, inscribed with the words "World Champion...