Mark 'Occy' Occhilupo Print
'Mark "Occy" Occhilupo' (2021)
Giclee Cotton Rag Mat Smooth Print
Original: Pyrography on pine
629 x 823mm
Mark Occhilupo, referred to as the “Raging Bull” but widely known to the surf community as Occy, was a child star by sixteen, ranking 3rd best in the world by seventeen. After a rocket launch into his career so young while based at Cronulla, Occy took a hiatus in the early 90s before making a comeback with a vengeance on the Gold Coast from 1995 into professional surfing, to win the coveted ASP World title in 1999 aged 33. Occy continues to be an active member of the surf community, running the 'Occ-cast' podcast interviews with significant surfing figures, popping into the 2019 Sri Lanka world tour among other events, while also raising the next generation of professional surfing talent - his children.