Evans, Bob

Protean surf world impresario from Sydney, Australia; surf filmmaker throughout the 1960s and early '70s; founder of the Australian Surfriders Association, and founder-publisher of Surfing World magazine; often called the "father of modern Australian surfing." Evans was born (1928) and raised in Manly Beach, began surfing as a young teenager, and by 1950 was one of the country's best wave-riders.

In 1956, the Sydney beaches were visited by a group California surfer-lifeguards who introduced ...