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DEREK HYND: FFFF - Far Field Free Friction

FAR FIELD FREE FRICTION As scattered waves approach infinity, the pattern both expands, and unscrambles. This is far field theory. Introducing Derek Hynd.   Top Photograph: Greg Swanson The Man And The Sea: Andrew Kaineder Derek Hynd Surfs J-Bay: Unknown Bottling The Moment: Andrew Kidman

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THE MIDLENGTH EVOLUTION: A SHORT HISTORY AND A YOUNG WAYNE LYNCH

 LIVING IN A CHYLD’S DREAM: The History of Mid-length Surfboard Riding is Now A short history by Kent Turkich. Originally found here at Australian Surfing Resurrection.  Living in a chYld’s dream! In spring 1967 the surfboard rider and shaper BoB Mctavish was eking out a spiritual existence living in various houses Sydney’s Whale Beach on a diet of r&b, psychedelic music, Mary Jane and LSD. Warumfff! As though the summer cricket season had come early, he had the vision to put vee bottom contours like the back of cricket bats onto increasingly shorter, lighter and thinner surfboards. Initially the boards were otherwise like the involvement style logs born in Noosa (where they still prevail) and exhibited some hang-ups in 9 foot proportions....

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SOCIETY by TCSS

  We are feeling super proud to be involved with this web series Society by TCSS. TCSS started as a group of like minded friends, artists, surfers, illustrators, film makers and designers. 9 years on the brand is international, the network much wider, but the core hasn't changed. TCSS is 100% independent, they do what they want and make what they like. Society is a celebration of all things Critical. Those doing great things, using their hands & the limited resources available to them.  We look forward to bringing them to you as they are released.  Cheers https://www.thecriticalslidesociety.com/blogs/news

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DESIGN FORUM: SONS OF SAM

Robin Kegel Courtesy of Wild Things Gallery. HOW A 50-YEAR-OLD DESIGN BECAME THE SURFCRAFT OF CHOICE FOR TODAY’S MOST RADICAL LONGBOARDERS  BY ASHTON GOGGANS Sourced from SURFER article here.  From First Point Noosa to First Point Malibu, performance standards are being raised by a new generation of longboarders--self-shaping stylists like Robin Kegel, Jared Mell, Ryan Burch, Alex Knost, Bryce Young, and more--who are reimagining what can be done on surfboards longer than 8 feet. But for many modern longboarders, the design that is enabling them to push their craft into bold new frontiers isn't a modern invention; it's one that's been revived from a 50-year slumber. On September 29, 1966, Australian Nat Young won the World Surfing Championships in San Diego on...

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