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Mark Occhilupo

Sydney, Australia
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ASP/Cestari

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).

SPONSORS: Billabong, JS Industries, Globe, Kirra Surf, Kinetik Racing, Hoven Vision

 
 
11 July, 2014 - ASP: Legendary surfers Tom Curren and Mark Occhilupo will face off once again at the world-class righthander of Jeffreys Bay for the first...
3 July, 2014 - GROMS: Surfing legend Mark “Occy” Occhilupo has had a life-long affinity with the ocean, making a career of whatever has been thrown his way,...
26 June, 2013 : - GROMS: One of Aussie surfing’s most prestigious junior events will celebrate its 10th year when the week-long Occy’s Grom...
19 February, 2010 : - - Gold Coast Queensland -- Surfing legend and 1999 World Champion Mark Occhilupo (AUS) headlined day-three of the Association Of Surfing...
10 March, 2008 : - - Recently retired surfing legend Mark “Occy” Occhilupo will be honoured in a special tribute night as part of the 2008 Surfest celebrations...
19 December, 2007 : - - The longest career in professional surfing came to an end in the third round of the Billabong Pipeline Masters in Hawaii on Friday as...