MikeFairbanks wrote:heathyoung wrote:Mark is a Newcastle local - His board store is just down the road from where I work...
I could watch that guy surf all day. Someday I hope to meet him, maybe have a surf. Nobody before or since has a style like that. The wounded gull.
Four years straight he and Cheyne Horan battled for the world title. I always sided with Richards, but Horan was a renegade. The man has style.
I can't imagine how many unridden waves must hit that island. It's hard to imagine a land the size of the USA (if we don't count Alaska) that is completely surrounded by water and has a tenth of our population. Unreal.
even including alaska, americans have an average of about 7cm of coastline per person... Australians by contrast have 113cm!