Bernard “Midget” Farrelly.
Farrelly was the first world surfing champion. He was the first Australian to win a major surfing title, the 1962 Makaha International Surfing Championships, the unofficial world surfing championship of the day. He went on to win the first official surfing world championship at Sydney’s Manly Beach in 1964, and dominated the sport as it gained popularity during that decade.
September 13, 1944 – August 7, 2016