Conneeley, Robert

Smooth, sure-footed Australian regularfooter from Sydney's Bondi Beach; one of the country's best teenage competitors in the mid-1960s. Conneeley was born (1948) in Sydney and raised in Bondi; he placed second in the juniors division of the 1963 and 1964 National Titles, and won the all-Australian juniors division of the 1964 World Surfing Championships. The handsome regularfooter was also featured in ads for Brylcream hair product.

At age 17, Conneeley won the 1965 Bells Beach contest, held...