Tom Carroll (Author) Tom Carroll is a surfing legend. He grew up in the surf at Newport Beach on Sydney's north side, began riding a surfboard at the age of nine, and went on to dominate the sport worldwide in the 1980s, winning two world professional crowns and three Pipeline Masters titles, before becoming involved in the surf business through a longtime association with global surf wear company Quiksilver. For many years he has been regarded as a "surfer's surfer", as committed as they come to challenging himself in wild seas; recently he starred in the highly successful big surf documentary "StormSurfers 3D". Tom lives in Sydney and has three daughters, Jenna, Mimi and Grace. Nick Carroll (Author) NICK CARROLL is the world's best known surf writer. He grew up surfing with his little brother Tom on Sydney's north side, won two Australian surfing titles, then turned to journalism, editing Australia's Tracks magazine and spending several years in California as editor-in-chief of Western Empire, publishers of the internationally distributed Surfing Magazine. More recently he has turned his hand to television, co-writing the ABC popular culture documentaries "Bombora" and "Wide Open Road". Nick lives in Sydney with his wife Wendy and two children, Madeleine and Jack.