Richardson, Terry

Easygoing vegetarian goofyfoot pro surfer from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia; winner of the 1980 Australian National Titles, and world-ranked #7 in 1982. Richardson was born (1956) and raised in Wollongong. A chronic late bloomer, he didn't begin surfing until age 15, didn't turn pro until 25, and posted his biggest win—at the 1997 Oxbow Masters, a contest for retired world tour pros—at 40.

Richardson later attributed his success in part to a wife-and-children-centered home life tha...