Jarratt, Phil

Smart, funny, mildly profane Australian writer, originally from Wollongong, New South Wales; editor of Tracks magazine from 1975 to 1978, a regular contributor to Surfer from the late '70s to the late '80s, and author of more than a dozen surf books.

Jarratt was born (1951) and raised in Wollongong, began surfing in 1960, and published his first article in a 1968 issue of Surf International, a short-lived Australian magazine. From 1970 to 1973 he contributed articles to Tracks, a monthly sur...