Our No.1 surfer: there was no other choice. Four times world champ, the surfing statesman Mark Richards | VIDEO

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated April 4 2021 - 12:56pm, first published April 2 2021 - 9:30pm
TIMELESS: Mark's favourite MR picture? It's the Dan Merkel shot above. A giant poster of it has emblazened the Slimes Boardstore in Newcastle West since 2013. Whenever and wherever Mark is in the water, a camera will emerge from somewhere.

Any poll of Newcastle surfing greats can only end in one place, with the incomparable Mark Richards.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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