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Sharp, Bill


Tireless bottle-blond jack-of-all-trades from Newport Beach, California; Surfing magazine editor in 1989 and 1990; co-owner of Kanvas by Katin beachwear from 1991 to 1997; founder of Surf News magazine, and creator of the K2 Big-Wave Challenge (later the XXL Big Wave Awards), as well as the Billabong Odyssey. "Bill Sharp," in the words of fellow surf scribe Sam George, "is the man who gets surfing noticed."

Sharp was born (1961) in Novato, California, the son of an Air Force fighter pilot, r...