Bedford-Brown, Stuart


Good-looking, hot-tempered surfer/model from Perth, Western Australia; world-ranked #12 in 1993, at age 27, one year before the end of a pro career that began in 1984. Bedford-Brown is best remembered for his contentious relationship with the surf press. He was described as a "brat" in Surfer magazine, and surf journalist Derek Hynd said in 1990 that "his surfing is not as flawless as his looks. Actually, his surfing can be ugly as sin."

In early 1990, the always-cheeky Australia's Surfing Life magazine published a short article titled "The Very Last Stuart Bedford-Brown Interview," in which the handsome, dark-haired surfer, who worked as a model in Europe between pro contests, opens by asking the editors to "do something on me," and a short while later ends by complaining that "no surf magazines support me, and when the TV show comes out [Bedford-Brown was set to cohost a surfing variety show], everyone's going to want to interview me, and I'm going to tell them all to fuck off."

Bedford-Brown appeared in a small number of surf videos, including La Scene ('94) and Cyclone Fever ('94).