Aussie Kieren Perrow broke onto the world stage in 2002, when, in his first year in the sport’s elite division, he finished the season seventh overall. He went even better the following year, finishing sixth, and, apart from a three-year gap from 2005, he has been a consistent presence in the top half of the world rankings ever since. His finest hour came in 2011, when, in his seventh year on the ASP World Tour, he won his inaugural event, taking out the Billabong Pipe Masters over fellow Aussie Joel Parkinson in four to six foot waves. He had previously finished runner-up to Jeremy Flores in the same competition in 2010. KP was introduced to surfing via his family lineage - born on 1st January 1977 in Byron Bay, New South Wales, he was raised by the man who shaped for the likes of former ASP world champion Shaun Thompson. It therefore came as little surprise when he grew up to be a talented and well-respected member of the surfing community. Whether at Hawaii’s Backdoor Pipe or Teahupo’o, Kieren has a well-deserved reputation as one of the sport’s most revered and fearless performers in waves of consequence - his discovery of a Tasmanian death-slab named Ship Stern Bluff is just one example of his hankering for big waves. However, it is his remarkable competitive abilities which have probably been the biggest factor in enabling him to stay near the top of the World Tour for so long.
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