Midget Farrelly

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Midget Farrelly
Born Bernard Farrelly
(1944-09-13) 13 September 1944 (age 70)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation surfer

Bernard "Midget" Farrelly (born 13 September 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a former Australian world surfing champion.

He was the first Australian to win a major surfing title, the 1963 championships in Makaha, Hawaii. The following year he won the inaugural World Surfing Championship.[1]

Midget 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.[2]

Farrelly was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985.[3]


  1. ^ Carroll, Nick (2000). "Midget Farrelly profile". Surfline. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.dysf.com.au/1960.html
  3. ^ "Bernard 'Midget' Farrelly". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 

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Sporting positions
First World surfing champion
Succeeded by
Felipe Pomar