Lynch, Barton

Bright, expansive, rubber-faced Australian pro surfer from Sydney's Whale Beach, 1988 world pro tour champion. Lynch was born (1963) in Sydney, the son of a policeman, and began surfing at age eight, three years before his father died in a motorcycle accident.

In 1981, Lynch finished runner-up in the juniors division of the Australian National Titles; two years later, just after turning professional, he won the highly competitive Pro Junior event. On the world pro tour, his year-end ranking ...