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Fitzgerald, Terry


Frizzy-haired Australian surfer and entrepreneur from Narrabeen, Sydney, New South Wales; one of the sport's premier stylists; winner of the 1975 Australian National Titles and founder of Hot Buttered Surfboards. Fitzgerald was born (1950) in Sydney, the son of a Royal Australian Navy diver, and raised in the suburbs of Helensburgh, Maroubra, and Collaroy. At age 10 he contracted osteomyelitis, a degenerative bone disease, and nearly had his left leg amputated below the knee; a series of bone...