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Morrison, Dean (1980 – )

Smooth but explosive Australia regularfooter from Coolangatta, on Queensland's Gold Coast; winner of the 2003 season-opening Quiksilver Pro, at which point he became a darkhorse world title contender.

Morrison was born (1980) to a poor family in Tweed Head, a small New South Wales town located next to the Queensland border, and began surfing at age eight. At 15, when his parents divorced, Morrison moved into a Gold Coast beachfront apartment with 1978 world champion Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholome...