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Gary 'Kong' Elkerton grew up on a prawn trawler where he developed a healthy disregard for the terrors of the ocean. As a youngster, thinking of ways to get out of going to school, he hit on surfing. It was an ideal life for him as it included partying hard, taking any amount of drugs and drink which was put in front of him, chatting up girls and generally running into trouble. Luckily he had talent. One of Australian surfing's living legends, a Hall of Fame inductee, one of the Top Five contenders in the heady days of pro surfing in the '80s and '90s, three times ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) 2nd World Title runner up, Kong is also multiple Hawaiian Triple Crown champion and three times reigning undefeated ASP World Masters Champion. He is renowned for his muscular style which has unnerved giants including Michael Ho and Kelly Slater.

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