Phyllis O’Donell

Kingscliff, New South Wales, 2000

I started surfing rather late and quit rather early.

"Phyllis O'Donell: Without Precedent," by Mike Davis, was published in a 2000 issue of Pacific Longboarder. This version has been shortened and slightly edited. * * * When and where did you start surfing and why? I started in 1960, mainly because my sister’s boyfriend got a board. I tried to have a bit of a paddle on the thing and nearly freaked. What was your first wave like? I didn’t catc...

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