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Dooley, Mick


Bantamweight Australian regularfooter from Sydney; one of the country's best competitive surfers in the early and mid-'60s. Dooley began riding waves in 1957 under the guidance of Aussie surf legend Jack "Bluey" Mayes. In 1963 he was runner-up to Nat Young in Australia's first national titles, and in 1964 he won the annual Bells Beach contest, again finished runner-up in the national titles, and placed fifth in the World Surfing Championships.

Dooley was small (5' 6", 135 pounds), but quick ...