Keogh, Denny

Australian surfboard manufacturer from Sydney's Manly Beach; founder of Keyo Surfboards, and an unheralded leader of the late-'60s shortboard revolution. Denny Keogh was born (1937) in Dulwich Hill, Sydney, raised in Manly, began surfing at age eight. As a teenager he worked summers as a Manly Beach lifeguard, then wintered in the Australian Outback where he worked as a wool classer.

A hobbyist shaper for two or three years, by 1960 Keogh had enough of a following to open the Keyo Surfboards...