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Burger, Bert


Industrious surfboard shaper from Western Australia; best known as a cofounder of Firewire Surfboards with fellow Aussie Nev Hyman. Burger was born (1968) in Perth, pushed into waves by various uncles as a toddler, and started riding on his own at age four. At seven the precocious Burger began fooling around with shaping by cutting channels into the bottom of his Styrofoam "coolite" board; at 13 he was building tri-fin by stripped the glass off old throwaway single fins. Two years later, Burg...