70’s iconic surfer Shaun Thomson. Fluidity and style his hallmark, honing his skills at classic point breaks like Jeffrey’s Bay in his home of South Africa. 1977 world champion. Photo circa 1978
Pat Curren a surfing pioneer from California who forged a career as a surfboard designer/shaper in the 1950’s. Pat Curren was the first of a group of surfers to charge huge Waimea Bay on gun surfboards. Curren became a specialist big wave board shaper and was at the forefront of gun surfboard design. Here he is in the late 50’s gluing up a balsa gun. Photo cred Currencollection
Sunny Garcia 90’s/2000 Hawaiian power surfer. Sunny accumulated 22wqs wins and 6 triple crowns. Rated number 1 in 2000. Here at backdoor circa 2002.
Beau Young, former world champion longboarder and surfboard designer/shaper. One of a small group of surfers that has mastered riding most forms of surfcraft. Photo Beau Young
Peter Drouyn one of Australia’s most outspoken and flamboyant surfers of all-time. A champion surfer in both the longboard and shortboard era.Now known as Westerly Windina after a gender reassignment.
Scott Dillon, an Australian pioneer of 60’s surfing…an accomplished big wave rider, surfboard designer and manufacturer. Scott Dillon started board manufacture in the era of wood…ply and balsa construction. Photo Scott Dillon Circa 61
Flamboyant 60’s surfer Corky Carroll…classic Californian attitude who surfed the world competitively and rode his own modelled boards. Photo Circa 1966
Carwyn Williams, one of the most successful pro surfers to hail from the U.K in the 1980’s. His radical approach to riding the wave, multi logo’d boards and lifestyle made him uber 80’s.