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Wipe Out

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Nick Greenaway

Tom Carroll is a living legend. A former world champion who redefined surfing and even today chases the biggest waves on the planet.

But what few of his fans realise, it's not massive surf that threatens to wipeout Tom Carroll, rather a long term, life threatening battle with drugs.

Now, Tom is coming clean.

It's a story of triumph, heartbreak and addiction.

On 60 Minutes, Tom Carroll talks openly about the drug that nearly cost him his life, his ongoing battle to stay clean and the shocking family secret that would ironically help save him.

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Tom Carroll's long- awaited autobiography TC, co-authored with his brother Nick, will be published November 1, 2013.

You can find a copy at all good book shops or visit

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