Bernard midget farrelly
Bernard "Midget" Farrelly AM (13 September 1944 – 7 August 2016) was the first world surfing champion. Farrelly, was the first Australian to win a major surfing title. Midget Farrelly. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bernard "Midget" Farrelly AM (13 September 1944 – 6 August 2016) was the first world surfing champion.
The World Has Lost A Great Surfer Today, Vale Bernard ‘Midget’ Farrelly. As a lifelong Northern Beaches resident, Midget’s life revolved around what the surf was doing. I just knew there would always be something special around the corner. ” Bernard “Midget” Farrelly, who has died at age 71, was Australian surfing’s first ambassador.
“OH YES, THE fun’s back” then 61-year-old Bernard ‘Midget’ Farrelly told AG writer Ian Cockerill in 2006. Ian interviewed Midget about a revival in longboarding for issue #AG81. Sydneysider won surfing’s first world championship in 1964 at Manly, was creator of International Surfing Federation and a respected board maker.
September 13th, 1944 – August 7th, 2016. On Sunday 7th August 2016, Surfing’s first World Champion Bernard “Midget” Farrelly died of stomach cancer at home in Australia. The surfing community today remembers the sport's first world champion, Midget Farrelly, for putting Australia on the global map, but his clean-cut image and advocacy against.
Hosted by Palm Beach and Whale Beach SLSC's - over a thousand people gathered on water and on shore to pay tribute to a saltwater man who gave so much to so.