Williams, Carwyn

Cheerful and well-traveled pro surfer from Mumbles, Wales; European pro champion in 1985 and 1989. "He is a roving good-will ambassador, a part of surfing folklore" Deep magazine said of Williams in 1997, "spreading stoke and boundless appreciation for life wherever he goes,"

Williams was born (1965) in Llandovery, Wales; his pub-owner father was a former coal miner and Welsh national team rugby player. Carwyn began surfing at 14, with just a pair of trunks and a rugby vest to guard against ...