Marsh, Richard

Good-natured pro surfer from Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia; world-ranked #8 in 1992. "'Dog' is his nickname, and dog is his nature," Surfer said of Marsh in 1991. "Nice, warm, happy, honest, faithful. Also tough and dangerous."

Marsh was born (1967) and raised in Cronulla, the son of a tow truck driver, and began surfing at age nine. In 1986 he won the Australian National Titles and was runner-up to friend and mentor (and neighbor) Mark Occhilupo in the Pro Junior; in 1987 he won the ...