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Sainsbury, Mark


Good-natured spike-haired Australian surfer from Avoca Beach, New South Wales; men's division winner in the 1986 World Amateur Champions, and an early master of the floater maneuver. Sainsbury was born (1966) and raised in Avoca, began surfing at age 11, and by 1985 was an unbeatable amateur competitor, winning the Australian Professional Surfing Association title, the Pro Junior contest, and the Australian national championship. The world stage was another matter. Sainsbury won theĀ 1989 4X I...