First you'll see the bowl cut, then you'll see the grin and soon enough you won't be able to avoid the flurry of fins and flair as Harry Bryant, clown prince of Noosa Heads, comes flying down the line. On land Harry is a throwback to Aussie larrikins of times gone by, in the water he is a fun reminder of all that is radical in modern surfing.

Whether chasing heaving left caves with the West Aussie desert crew, challenging Tom Curren to a standup bodyboard duel at Uluwatu, jumping on last minute twin fin missions in Sri Lanka, or loading up a Kijang for the Indonesian roadtrip from hell with Chris Ward, Harry will never turn down an adventure, nor shun the opportunity to score the best waves of his life.

A lanky goofy footer who grew up on the dreamy righthand pointbreaks of the Sunshine Coast, Harry boasts a lethal backhand but also owns an astonishing frontside approach. These days you'll find him on the South Coast more often than not, quenching his thirst for beefy reefs and meaty slabs. From big pits to big punts, there isn't a section Haz won't pull into, fly over, or smash silly, and the kid's just getting started.

Still just 20 years old, Harry's wandered away from competition to explore the world and surf his brains out. He's got the talent to succeed in a jersey, but until his hunger for paddle battles outweighs his lust for life on the road he's happy to traipse round Australia in his four-wheel-drive, or fill his passport with stamps. Harry's our kind of human.

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