Monday, November 06, 2006

Curren Cut


S WIND 35 TO 40 KT...RISING TO 40 TO 45 KT.
COMBINED SEAS 12 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
BUILDING TO 18 TO 22 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
TONIGHT COMBINED SEAS 20 TO 22 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.

In recent conversations with some associates there was some discussion as to who was the greatest surfer of all time...

There were no criteria per se, and I suggested that perhaps you had to look at it by era rather than "all time"...

However, in thinking about it, I came to the conclusion (and in my opinion) that Tom Curren would get my vote as the greatest surfer ever...

He blends that casual style of the single-fin era with more radical manuevers that predated the aerial style of today...

Technology has moved forward (backward as well) and the moves made on waves today were unthinkable in the past...

As more barriers and impossibilities are overcome the heros of yesterday will surely be replaced with the rippers of the future.

2 comments:

G said...

Just watched Peralta's last offering, "Pipeline Masters," and was blown away by Tom Carroll's exploits there. Probably not the best ever, but pretty remarkable.

foul pete said...

Curren. Yes and that cutty is one of hundreds of reasons why. The man oozes style.