Horan, Cheyne

Creative and eccentric Australian pro surfer from Sydney's Bondi Beach; runner-up to the world championship in 1978, 1979, 1981, and 1982. Horan was born (1960) in Sydney, the son of a former national speed-skating champion, and grew up in the beachside suburb of Bronte. He began surfing at 10, and three years later was the juniors division state champion and one of the country's top skateboarders.

In 1977, the 16-year-old Horan turned pro, placed seventh in his first world tour event, and f...