random thoughts from slide65

"hand-shaping is critical to the evolution of the surfboard. It has been passed down from generation to generation... Hand-shaping really is the soul of the surfboard and in many ways the soul of surfing itself.
It will be a sad day if the hand-shaped surfboard ever goes away."
— Greg Noll

Colm Doyle


Photo @ronanod111

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out and surfing with this young man when he travelled from his home in Cork, Ireland to collect his new log. Colm is 18 years old and already a well rounded stylist. He really impressed me with his fluidity and repertoire of moves.

Slide 65 welcomes him and I personally look forward to watching his surfing career develop. His enthusiasm and drive to improve and hone his skills is infectious and I have little doubt he has the capacity to reach the pinnacle of traditional surfing.

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