Smith, Col (Sydney)


Dynamic Australian goofyfoot surfer from Narrabeen, New South Wales; winner of the 1977 Australian National Titles, and progenitor in the late '60s and early '70s, along with fellow Aussie Wayne Lynch, of high-performance backside surfing. "I just started going up and down the wave instead of along it," he later said with a shrug. Smith was born (1948) in Sydney, grew up in the landlock suburb by...

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