SUNDAY JOINT, 1-31-2021: MICK DOOLEY, BOB “THE UGLY” PURVEY, ORIGINAL GRUMPY SURFER SAM REID

Hey All,

I am impressed and baffled by people like Mick Dooley, Aussie “functional school” virtuoso and ’64 Bells Beach winner, who don’t begin surfing until young adulthood. As a kid, Dooley was a boarding school detainee and high-achieving tennis player (nearly 80 today, Mick will smile and self-efface, then destroy you in doubles), and claims he’d never so much as been to the beach before a friend took him to Bondi at age 17 or 18 and put him on a board. Five years later Dooley was runn...