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Thomopolous / Thompson, George


Confident regularfoot surfer from Durban, South Africa; men's division winner in the South African Championships in 1965, 1967, 1968, and 1969. George Thomopolous was born in 1947 in the landlocked Transvaal city of Springs, and moved with his family to Durban atĀ age nine, where he began surfing. Aside from his national titles, the intense, dark-haired Thomopolous was South Africa's team captain to the World Surfing Championships in 1966, 1968, and 1970; in the 1968 titles, held in Puerto Ric...