Gerlach, Brad

Witty pro surfer from Leucadia, California; world-ranked #2 in 1991, and one of the sport's best tow-in big-wave riders in the early and mid-'00s. Gerlach was born (1966) in Miami, Florida, the son of a stuntman and former Olympic high-diver, and began surfing in 1976, after his family moved to the north San Diego County suburb of Encinitas. From 1982 to 1984, Gerlach lived with his father in Huntington Beach, where he became the top-rated juniors division competitor in the National Scholasti...