Beau Young

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Beau Young
Personal information
Born (1974-08-28) 28 August 1974 (age 43)
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Surfing career
Years active 1992 - 2004
Best year Ranked 1st - 2000 and 2003, ASP World Tour Ranking
Sponsors Bear Surfboards
Major achievements 2 times ASP World Longboard Champion
Surfing specifications
Shaper(s) Bear Surfboards

Beau Young is an Australian singer, songwriter and surfer.

Early life[edit]

Beau was born 28 August 1974 in Grafton, New South Wales, he is the son of son of '60s and '70s surf legend Nat Young.[1] He is the second youngest of 4 children.[2]

Surfing career[edit]

Following in his father’s footsteps, Beau’s success as a professional surfer earned him the highest status in being crowned the ASP World Longboard Champion both in 2000 and again in 2003, defeating Joel Tudor on both occasions in the final. In 1998, he finished second in the ASP World Tour. [3][4] He then retired from competition and pursued a successful music career.[5] His brother Bryce Young is also a professional longboarder and his sisters Nava & Naomi are also notable surfers.[6][7]

Music career[edit]

It was in 2005 that saw his debut album “Waves of Change” released, in both Australia and Japan.[8] The album debuted at #13 on the independent charts in Australia, reaching to #10 in the following weeks. Beau’s second album “One Step at a Time” was released in 2008. He has toured Japan (x 4), Italy, France, U.S. and Spain.[9]


  1. Hang (2005) (V) .... Himself
  2. Singlefin: Yellow (2005) (V) .... Himself
  3. The Coconut Technique (2004) (V) .... Himself
  4. Cleo Bachelor 2002: Real Men Revealed (2002) (TV) .... Himself
  5. Costa Rica: Land of Waves (2001) (V) .... Himself
  6. The Endless Summer 2 (1994) .... Surfer [10]