LAID-BACK manner, Tarzan hair and a childhood spent riding the waves of the Australian coastline, Luke Whearty appears every bit the surfer dude. Except things aren’t that clear-cut. Whearty actively avoids cliché, always choosing the alternative path to the norm. Coffs Harbour, where Whearty grew up from the age of 10, is a small coastal town a couple of hours south of the Gold Coast. When all the other kids were picking up surfboards, he went for the much-less-cool body board.