Mark Richards

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Birthday
7, 1957
Birthplace
Newcastle, Australia
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
7, 1957 (age 62)
Birthplace
Newcastle, Australia

About

Surfer who is widely considered one of the greatest of his era, winning four consecutive IPS World Championships from 1979 to 1982. He has received many prestigious honors, including the Medal of the Order of Australia, was was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. 

Before Fame

He learned to surf at Blacksmiths Beach, which is just south of his hometown of Newcastle, Australia. 

Trivia

Since retiring, he has dedicated himself to running the Mark Richards Surf Shop. 

Family Life

He married Jenny Jobson, with whom he has children named Kyle, Nathan and Grace.

Associated With

He has been close friends with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam fame.