Marco Jay Luciano Occhilupo started his career on the World tour at the age of 17, eventually winning the 1999 World Surfing Champion Title.
Occy is now an avid commentator of the sport, part of the commentary panel for World Tour events internationally, has his own program on Fuel T.V Australia, and is still regularly published in print media. He will now lead as an ambassador for SAS.
“Becoming a face of the Surfers Against Suicide initiative is something I’m really passionate about.”
Simon joined the World Tour in 1977 and retired in 1984 with 5 World Tour wins including Bells and Pipe Masters with highest end of year ranking in 1977 at 3. He developed the 3 Fin Thruster in October 1980, proving the design to the world by winning the 1981 Rip Curl Bells Easter Surfing contest in flawless 12 foot Bells Beach waves. He continues to shape boards globally.