International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Midget Farrelly
Inductee Name
Midget Farrelly
Event Year
Inductee Location
Deceased 6 August 2016 (aged 71)
Inductee Contact
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Farrelly Surfboards
Boardshop Link
Inductee Bio

Midget Farrelly was the first Australian to win a major surfing title, the 1962 Makaha International Surfing Championships, the unofficial world surfing championship of the day. In 1964 he won the inaugural World Surfing Championship at Manly Beach in Sydney.Farrelly was also the first president, in 1961, of Australia's oldest surfboard riders club, Dee Why Surfing Fraternity, which still operates under the same name today.Farrelly was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 and into the Surfing Walk of Fame at California's Huntington Beach in 2007. Farrelly died on 6 August 2016, aged 71, from stomach cancer.Farrelly was posthumously inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Thanks to: Dick Graham for the photo


HISTORY - Midget Farley