Harris, Peter

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Postal worker from Queensland, Australia, who at age 22 steamrolled the world's best pro surfers to win the 1980 Stubbies Pro contest, held in beautiful six-foot surf at Harris's home break of Burleigh Heads. Harris was born (1958) in Brisbane, and began surfing at age seven. The Stubbies was his first pro contest, and he gained entry at the last minute when one of the seeded surfers went missin...

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