Page, Robbie

Entertaining gravel-voiced pro surfer from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia; winner of the 1988 Pipeline Masters. Page was born (1966) and raised in Sydney, and began surfing at age nine. Four years later he moved with his mother into a rough Wollongong public housing development; he later cheerfully described his family as "the trash of the trash." The rapid-fire banter that earned Page a reputation as the funniest man in pro surfing was a survival mechanism, he said, to keep from gett...