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Harvey, Richard (1948 – )

Well-traveled Australian surfer and boardmaker from Queensland's Gold Coast; winner of the 1973 Australian National Titles. Harvey was born (1948) in Sydney, and began riding waves at age 10, not long after his family moved to Avalon Beach.

A smooth, stylish goofyfooter, fond of long back-arching trim lines, Harvey finished 3rd in the 1969 Australian Titles, held at Margaret River, behind winner Nat Young and runner-up Peter Drouyn. The following year Harvey moved to the Gold Coast to open a...