Dave had flown to Sydney from Auckland where he lives on the west coast beach of Murawai. Dave was able to paddle into some very thick water, take the drop and make it to the channel. Even back yard shapers know you can't tolerate vee ahead of where you stand because it steers. Rolf was able to cross flat sections and then develop down the line speed. He shared his gift openly with us, so we could feel the pure joy of sliding down a wave. Wednesday, September 1, New Starts. If you are lucky enough to be able to stand on the edge of the ocean and you have a board made by a master craftsman or a master craftsman in training… put it in the water.
August 26, 97 comments. Competitive surfing aside both in the jersey and in the tower , Smith has never strayed from the forefront of high-performance shaping. He began his love affair with the ocean in the punchy peaks off of Beach Road before progressing to Doheny and then San Clemente Pier. Likely built just prior to Hobie regularly adding the ink stamp to his boards. When first diagnosed with cancer in , his family and the entire San Clemente surf community gathered in support.
With the San Clemente reefs and beaches as his training ground, the diminutive natural-footer quickly advanced and began a competitive career. Wonderbolt fin in excellent condition. He is going to ride it this summer and is going to be , like all boards John makes a work of art and function. For the years that followd flowing from single fin boards,twins,4 fins and tri fins. At a time when modern surfing was in its infancy, Smith was privy to one of the most important eras within the sport:
So the board came out looking unreal and to me it was a way to reconnect with my mate Midget. See scan for details. They all would've been there for him, had they been able, back in the mids, when Midget was first diagnosed with cancer. It's been 2 long years with out him but as they say the show must go on. Had there been one other Vee in the event it's rider would have made it to the final. It was time for longboards to reappear.