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Bede Durbidge - professional surfer and coach

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Bede Durbidge - professional surfer and coach
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Bede Durbidge, a renowned Australian professional surfer and coach of the inaugural Olympic team coach, was raised and learned to surf at Point Lookout.

History (source: Wikipedia)

Bede Durbidge (born 23 February 1983) is an Australian professional surfer competing on the World Surf League World TourDurboBej and The White Fijian[3] are his nicknames.

Bede Durbidge was born in BrisbaneQueensland and grew up in Point Lookout, on North Stradbroke Island. He began in the Australasian Junior Series, and after four years in the World Qualifying Series joined the World Championship Tour in 2005.

As a professional, his strongest achievement is winning the Boost Mobile Pro in TrestlesSan Clemente, California. Only five waves was enough for him to defeat the seven-time champion Kelly Slater. He later came in second in the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast of 2007. His best season was 2008, where he finished the ASP world tour as the runner-up overall.

He retired from the World Surf League in 2017, after 13 seasons, including three career victories and three years where he was ranked in the Top 5 (2007-2009).[3] He plans to be the lead coach for Australia's elite surf team program in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[3]

Victories

ASP World Tour Wins
YearEventVenueCountry
2006 Boost Mobile Pro TrestlesSan ClementeCalifornia  United States
2007 Rip Curl Pipeline Masters Oahu Hawaii Hawaii
2008 Hang Loose Santa Catarina [fr] FlorianópolisSanta Catarina  Brazil
ASP World Tour Runner-ups
YearEventVenueCountry
2007 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast  Australia
2008 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach  Australia
2009 Quiksilver Pro France Hossegor  France
2009 Rip Curl Search [fr] Peniche  Portugal
2010 Boost Mobile Pro TrestlesSan ClementeCalifornia  United States
2010 Rip Curl Search [fr] Isabela  Puerto Rico
2015 Oi Rio Pro[4] Rio de Janeiro  Brazil
2015 Quiksilver Pro France[4] Landes forestAquitaine  France

Outside of the ASP World Tour:

World Championship Tour Rankings

  • 2005: 29th (3,612 points)
  • 2006: 15th (4,539 points)
  • 2007: 5th (5,774 points)
  • 2008: 2nd (6,780 points)
  • 2009: 3rd (6,468 points)
  • 2010: 6th (39,000 points)
  • 2011: 16th (26,000 points)
  • 2012: 20th (16,250 points)
  • 2013: 21st (16,200 points)
  • 2014: 16th (28,450 points)
  • 2015: 12th (31,700 points)
  • 2016: 38th (5,750 points)
  • 2017: 24th (20,200 points)

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Personal life

His wife, Tarryn, became a social media sensation from the gourmet lunches she made for their daughter Willow.[5]

Durbidge is co-owner of Balter Brewing Company with Joel ParkinsonJosh Kerr and Mick Fanning.[6]

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