Stedman, Shane

Extroverted surf-world entrepreneur; founder of Shane Surfboards, Australia's top-selling boardmaker in the early '70s; described by Deep magazine in 1999 as "Irrespressible, enthusiastic, with a sharp head for business and a great nose for promotion.”

Anthony Stedman was born (1941) and raised in rural Crescent Head, New South Wales, began surfing in grade school, and received an industrial engineering degree from the University of New South Wales. Just after college graduation, he began ca...