Hardman, Damien

Steely Australian pro surfer from Narrabeen, New South Wales; world championĀ in 1987 and 1991; described by fellow Australian title-holder Pam Burridge as "the Iceman, [and] the world's toughest competitor." Hardman was born (1966) in Sydney, the son of financier Brian Hardman, who later became the world pro tour's media director. He was raised in the beachfront suburb of Warriewood, began surfing at age 10, and moved with his family in 1984 to Narrabeen, another Sydney coastal suburb, famous...