Occy Calls it a Day

Monday, December 17, 2007

Occy will don the WCT competition rashie for the last time this month. Pipe 07 will be a memorable moment for the Raging Bull as it culminates 24 years of a stellar surfing career. 

While ever Occ was on tour from 83-87, and again from 97-07, his powerful and ravaging surfing style was regarded as deadly. Occy's early years saw consistent rankings in the top five from the moment he stepped on the tour bus. On his return in 97 the story was just the same, cementing himself firmly in second place behind Slater his first year back. 

Staging one of sporting's greatest comebacks of all time, 1999 saw Occ take the world title at age 33. With a career spanning over three generations, his stalwart status is matched by no other.

So from the JS team to Occ, as the sun goes down on an amazing ride, we hope you're looking out over the KP eagle now with your feet up taking it all in. Cheers mate.


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