Rielly, Derek

Bright and mischievous surf journalist, originally from Perth, Western Australia; co-founder of Stab magazine in 2004; editor of Australia's Surfing Life (ASL) magazine from 1995 to 1999.

Rielly was born (1967) in Perth and raised in the nearby suburb of Willetton, the son of a pro wrestler father and a diplomat mother, and began surfing at age 12. After working as a blackjack dealer and a barman, Rielly moved in 1989 to Burleigh Heads, Queensland; two years later he published his first arti...