Smith, Col (Newcastle)


Hard-charging Australian goofyfooter from Newcastle, New South Wales, described by two-time Pipeline Masters winner Rory Russell in 1977 as the "most underrated surfer in the world." Smith was born (1956) in Newcastle, the son of a commercial fisherman, raised in nearby Redhead, and began surfing at age eight. By 1969 he was winning local schoolboy events, and not long after that was vying for jun...

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