Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sultan


N WIND 15 TO 20 KT.
A FEW GUSTS TO 25 KT S OF CAPE FALCON IN THE AFTERNOOON.
WIND WAVES 4 FT.
W SWELL 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
TONIGHT NW WIND 15 TO 20 KT.
EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 4 FT.
NW SWELL 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS.

Terry Fitzgerald

An early 70's surf pro...
High performance power carves...
TK was the "total surfer"...
He could ride any wave...
Anywhere...
On any board...

Surfing at Maroubra...
And playing by his rules...
A Queensland Kirra Boardrider...
It's where the action was...
HQ was Larkin's factory...
With McTavish, Drouyn, Townend and Peterson...
Holding court...
Not a bad lineup to learn from...
Hot Buttered in Brookvale...
Was one result...


Surfing Rocky Point and Sunset...
Blowing minds...
Morning of the Earth...
Drawing speed lines with flair...
Brewer and Abellira...
Hawk and Owl...
Spiral vee and wings...

Super-hot surfing at Narrabeen...
Airbrush work of Martin Worthington...
Leaping dolphins, psychedelic sunsets...

1975 Australian Open win...
Victory at Velzyland...
Bali Pro at perfect, big Uluwatu...
9th in the world in 1977...
Grajagan in '73 with Gerry...
body-torque surfing at J-Bay...
Earned him the moniker...
"The Sultan of Speed."

~adapted from Nick Carroll and Surfline

1 comments:

foul pete said...

New SJ has a great piece written by TF. Hey, I need a copy of Morning of The Earth