Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Well... still on the island and what amazing time.

Two more days to go, some great surf, and a very steep learning curve for the surfers.

The boards we thought would work often didn't, and a couple that were written off actually worked. Surfers here include Tom Carroll, Richard Tognetti, the violinist, Tom Wegener, DH, Dane Peterson, Belinda Baggs, Dale Egan, Dane Beavor, Jed Done, Mike Richmond, and more. I'm rushing this as we're off to another session, so sorry for the lack of detail.

Best performers include, surprisingly for me, Richard. He's spinning three three-sixties in a row, finding trim and controlling the uncontrollable. He is very much in the DH school of finless, with Derek an absolute master of the
medium. He uses the spin to develop speed, it's really hard to describe, but it works, but the whole thing is incredibly difficult. Picture Tom Carroll looking a complete kook, then next day getting pitted.

I've been given the wind up, gotta go to another shoot, so much to say, sorry to tease.

5 comments:

Patch said...

In this case, a tease is better than nothing, looking forward to more!

ras said...

Thanks for the field updates. Looking forward to the full 100.

Gazelle said...

you lucky bastard!

clayfin said...

what a blast! teaser footage next please...

nmm said...

the bell has been rung....and like pavlov's dog....we drool. keep it comin' mick...