Sumpter, Rod


Nation-hopping surfer and surf entrepreneur from Cornwall, England; 1960s title-winner in Australia, America, Great Britain, and Ireland, and the sport's only quad-national champion. "Rodney was the best surfer we'd ever seen," British boardmaker Doug Wilson later recalled. "His technique was phenomenal; fluid and aggressive at the same time. People would come from all over to watch him." Sumpter...

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