Lynch, Wayne

Dynamic Australian goofyfoot surfer from Lorne, Victoria; teenage messiah of the shortboard revolution in the late 1960s and early '70s, and generally regarded as the inventor of "vertical" surfing. "He was the Future of Surfing incarnate," Hawaiian pro surfer Reno Abellira said of Lynch. "A boy wonder with searing eyes, a disarming choirboy smile, and an attacking style that often left him upside-down in the curl, only to recover in midair and land back on his wax."

Lynch was bornĀ (1952) in...