Hughes, Russell

Handsome blond Australian regularfooter; winner of the 1967 Queensland state titles at age 20, and third-place finisher in the 1968 World Surfing Championships. "Russell is cool, that's all there is to it" 1966 world champion Nat Young said, adding that he once saw Hughes "step out of a car on the main beach at Newcastle dressed exactly like the Beatles on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's."

 

Hughes was born in Brisbane (1946), and began surfing with the Surfer's Paradise Surf Lifesaving Club in ...