Fitzgerald, Joel

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Photogenic Australian goofyfooter from Narrabeen, New South Wales; best known as a fearless tuberider. The younger son of '70s surf icon Terry Fitzgerald, Joel was born (1973) in Sydney, and began surfing at age eight. He placed third in the 1992 Pro Junior event, held at his home break in Narrabeen, but had little interest in competition. He made a name for himself three years later as a guest ...

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