Dillon, Scott

Australian surfboard manufacturer from Sydney's Bondi Beach; cofounder of Australia's boardmaking industry in the late 1950s, along with Gordon Woods, Barry Bennett, and Bill Wallace. Dillon was born (1928) and raised in Bondi, and was tandem bodysurfing with his father, the treasurer of the Bondi Beach Surf Club, before he could walk. He began stand-up surfing at age six. Dillon trained as a boxer after World War II, was twice national bantamweight champion, and just missed qualifying for th...