Engel, Joe

Stocky regularfoot surfer from Sydney, Australia; Pro Junior winner in 1978 and 1979. Engel was born (1960) in Sydney, began surfing in the early '70s, and was best friends with future pro tour star Cheyne Horan, but didn't flourish until moving to Queensland's Gold Coast in 1975. He was runner-up to future two-time world champion Tom Carroll in the juniors division of the 1978 Australian National Titles. As Deep magazine later noted, Engel was a "frightening ball of energy, with a short thic...