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Nat Young

Nat Young was born in 1947 and grew up in Collaroy on Sydney's northern beaches. He won his first open championship at Bondi at the age of fifteen and was several times Australian junior champion. In the late 1960s, Nat and a handful of others ushered in the new era' in surfboard riding, a power-oriented style which forms the basis of contemporary surfing. He went on to win the World Championship in 1966 in California and the Smirnoff contest in Hawaii in 1972. At the age of 39 he began to...See more