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Naude, Paul


Multifaceted surfer and surf entrepreneur from Durban, South Africa; finalistĀ in the 1976 Pipeline Masters, the same year he co-founded Zigzag surf magazine; longtime CEO of Billabong USA.

Naude was born (1955) and raised in Durban, and began surfing at age 10. He won the 1975 Smirnoff Amateur at Sunset Beach, Hawaii, became South African national champion the following year, then spent three relatively unsuccessful years on the world pro tour. In the 1976 Pipeline Masters, his best result a...