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Blair, Larry


Australian goofyfooter from Sydney's Coogee beach, world-ranked #10 in 1979, and back-to-back winner of the Pipeline Masters contest in 1978 and 1979. Blair was born (1958) in Sydney, began surfing at age 11, and was a surprise winner in the 1978 Coca-Cola Surfabout, after clocking an eight-second tuberide in the finals to defeat Australian surf icon Wayne Lynch.

Blair enrolled in acting school the same year he turned pro, and between Pipeline Masters wins played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for a Sydney theater company. He also had a regular role—as an injured surfer—on The Young Doctors, an Australian soap opera.

Blair appeared in a small number of surf movies, including Bali High (1981), Tales of the Seven Seas (1981), and Wizards of the Water (1982). He later moved to Bali.