Young, Nat (Aust)

Epoch-defining regularfooter from Sydney, Australia; winner of the 1966 World Surfing Championships; in the vanguard of both the shortboard revolution and the longboard revival; winner of the Longboard World Championships in 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1990. Young was arguably the most influential surfer in the second half of the 20th century. "He was an overwhelming presence," surf journalist Paul Holmes wrote, "and accorded almost messianic awe."

Robert Young was born (1947) in Sydney, the son o...