Deerhurst, Ted

English viscount, son of the 11th Earl of Coventry, who engineered what Australia's Surfing Life magazine called "a strangely beautiful surfing career."

Edward George William Omar Coventry, Viscount Deerhurst,was born in 1957. His Eton-educated father was a champion fencer, and his mother was an American starlet who briefly dated King Farouk of Egypt before marrying the Earl of Coventry. The marriage ended when Ted was a child, and in 1972 the 15-year-old Viscount was the subject of a long a...