Farrelly, Midget

Smooth, tightly drawn regularfoot surfer from Sydney, Australia; winner of the 1964 World Surfing Championships, and runner-up in 1968 and 1970; long regarded as the brilliant but bitter patriarch of modern Australian surfing.

Bernard Farrelly was born (1944) in Sydney, the son of a taxi driver, and spent the first nine years of his life living in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. He began surfing at age six, on an 18-foot hollow plywood paddleboard, and from 1962 to 1970 he was arguably t...