Knox, Taylor

Friendly and durable regularfooter from Carlsbad, California; world-ranked #4 in 2001, winner of the 1998 K2 Big-Wave Challenge, and, along with world champion Sunny Garcia, the most accomplished power surfer of his generation. Knox was born (1971) in Thousand Oaks, California, grew up in Oxnard, began surfing at age eight, and moved with his family to Carlsbad at 13. At 15 he had emergency spinal surgery to repair a vertebra damaged years earlier in a skateboard accident, and spent six month...