Couper, Stan

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Systematic competition organizer and administrator from Lorne, Victoria, Australia; co-founder of the Australian Surfriders Association (ASA) in 1963, and the group's first president. Couper was born (1923) and raised in Sydney, and began surfing in the mid-'40s. While surf filmmaker and magazine publisher Bob Evans was the key figure in the formation of the ASA, Couper contributed to virtually ...

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