Williams, John "Wheels"

Surfer, boardmaker and photographer from Manly Beach, Australia. Williams was born (1940) and raised in Sydney. At age 15 he joined the Byron Bay surf lifesaving club; two years later he bought his first surfboard and began riding at Bondi Beach, and not long after that Williams began shaping boards. He was one of Surfer magazine's first Australian correspondents, and in 1963 it was his black-and-white photographs that helped give American surf audiences their first look at the soon-to-be fam...