Tag Archives: Professional Surfer

Inspirations: Wayne Bartholomew

From humble beginnings as an adolescent on the Gold Coast, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew has had a career as varied as the surf itself. As a kid Bartholomew earned the nickname Rabbit thanks to prominent front teeth and a tendency to hop between pinball games and speed across soccer field, but it soon applied to his […]

Inspirations: Damien Hardman

Damien Hardman’s results in the surf speak for themselves, with a total of 19 tour wins and countless awards. While his nicknames include “Iceman” and “Dooma”, it is perhaps his actual name that says it all: Damian was a “hard man” to beat in competition, as well as a hard man for the public to […]

Inspirations – Sally Fitzgibbons

Sally Fitzgibbons is still incredibly young, at barely 23 years of age, even younger than Stephanie Gilmore, yet her career in pro junior and now professional women’s surfing has already hit a number of heights. Fitzgibbons has been competing in surfing events since her early teens, and at the age of 14 she already had […]

Inspirations – Bernard Farrelly

Bernard ‘Midget’ Farrelly is a surfer with a lot of firsts to his name, and legendary status among Australian surfing personalities. Although he was given the nickname ‘Midget’ early in his surfing career due to his slight build, especially compared to some of his contemporary rivals, the impression that Farrelly has left on Australian surfing […]