Spencer, Ted

Dynamic bowlegged regularfooter from Sydney, Australia; New South Wales state champion in 1968 and 1969, when he also won back-to-back Bells Beach events. During the shortboard revolution, Spencer and his stubby Shane Surfboards White Kite model—a top seller in Australia—pushed the limits of small-wave performance surfing with more vigor than anyone, apart from fellow Aussie Wayne Lynch. "Ted was so much a part of the development of Australian surfing in the late 1960s and early 1970s," Nat Y...