O'Donell, Phyllis


Wispy regularfooter from Sydney, Australia; winner of the 1964 World Surfing Championships. "She was the most determined surfer I've ever seen," Sydney boardmaker Joe Larkin said. "And it wasn't long before she was better than all of us." O'Donell was born (1937) and raised in Sydney, the daughter of an auto mechanic father and stenographer mother, and didn't begin surfing until age 23. Four yea...

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