Engel, Joe

Stocky regularfoot surfer from Sydney, Australia; Pro Junior winner in 1978 and 1979. "He was one of two surfers [during that period] who dominated Australian junior consciousness," surf writer Nick Carroll noted. "One, Tom Carroll, went on to international fame and legendhood. The other, Joe, arguabley the more brilliant surfer of the two, had a start-stop career [and] a major victor at Bells in 1983, chugged along for a couple—and was gone."

Engel was born (1960) in Sydney, the one son of ...