Whitaker, Tom


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Strapping Australian regularfoot pro surfer; world-ranked #8 in 2006. Whitaker was born (1979), raised, and learned to surf in Sydney, the son of an English expat and professional rugby player. By age 13 Whitaker was a talented Australian Rules Football player, but he was also winning heats as a young competitive surfer. He turned pro in 2000, slugged his way up the rankings of the World Qualifyin...

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