Wright, Oscar "Ozzie"

Straw-haired aerial specialist from Narrabeen, Sydney, Australia. Wright was born (1976) in Sydney into a bohemian family and raised "suburban hippy" in Ingleside. He began surfing in 1986, at age 10; later that year he moved with his family to Narrabeen; on Christmas Day 1995, Wright's father committed suicide. "It left a big horrible scar in my heart that I still struggle with," Wright said later, adding, obliquely, that it was a "powerful experience, positive and negative."

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