Raymond, Bruce

Australian pro surfer and surf businessman from Sydney's Bondi Beach; world-ranked #16 in 1977, and the managing director for Quiksilver International surfwear from 1979 to 2008. "He has that dark-eyed sinister air about him that appeals to women and makes men wonder," surf journalist Phil Jarratt said of Raymond in 1977. "He would have made a good con man, hustler or gigolo."

Raymond was born (1954) in Wauchope, New South Wales, moved with his family to Sydney at age four, and began surfing...