One of the famous goofy-footers of all time, Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo, was born in Sydney in 1966. He was a sensation during the 80s and 90s, displaying a powerful style that resonated even in his nickname, “The Raging Bull”. Through his trials and tribulations, the likable Occy became a fan favorite. He spent much of the 80s in the top of the rankings, winning the 1985 Pipeline Masters, and repeating wins at the Op Pro (1985, 1986) and the Pro Junior (1984, 1986). In 1987, Occy had a breakdown and took time off from professional surfing. It wasn’t until 1997 that he made a full return, finishing second to Kelly Slater. Occy finally claimed the world championship title in 1999, in what was one of the greatest comebacks in the history of surfing. Occy has starred in numerous surf films, and most notably played himself in The North Shore (1987).
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