Gary “Kong“ Elkerton has spent his life travelling the planet surfing – the perfect ambassador for a surf travel company. He is regarded as an iconic big-wave rider, is highly respected by his peers for his unique, powerful surfing style and was inducted him into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame in 2009.
And just how famous can one bloke be? From that awesome 80’s video “Kong’s Island,” three time world masters champion, three time world professional championship runner-up, twice Hawaiian Triple Crown champion and Australian amateur champion - we won’t go on. Everyone knows of Kong. Having missed out on three world championship titles by the proverbial bee’s dick (and arguably robbed in each instance), one might expect that Gary carries a major chip on his shoulder. But he doesn’t and the reality of Gary in person is quite different to the public persona of Kong. Gary is a genuine, down-to-earth Aussie bloke who is unbelievably easy to talk with. He is a great story teller and some of the tales are just simply daunting. We are delighted to have Gary as our Ambassador.
Thank you Gary for having the very good sense to join the World Surfaris family.
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