Byrne, Chris "Critta"


Slender but dynamic Australian pro surfer, world-ranked #8 in 1980. "This skinny young bloke," as Michael Tomson noted in 1980, "groomed for a career in surfing, has confirmed his status as a heavyweight in the pro ranks." Byrne was born (1960) and raised in Wollongong, New South Wales. Older brothers Phil and David began surfing first, and both went on to become highly-ranked amateur surfers. By...

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