Buchanan, Iain


Pro surfer from Christchurch, New Zealand; five-time national champion from 1983 to 1987; later a surfboard shaper and competition judge, as well as the New Zealand national team coach. Buchanan was born (1961) and raised in Christchurch, the son of school teacher parents, and began surfing in 1972. It was pretty bloody cold" in winter, Buchanan later recalled. "We used to go to the dive shop and...

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