midget farrelly. R.I.P
Seminal: (a) strongly influencing later developments.
This is Midget gliding out of a fade about 40 years ago, probably 50 –
Farrelly was a dancer in the surf, every move was connected, instinctively measured, done with grace. He was so sure of his momentum power wasn’t necessary.
Look at his wake, look at the shape of his wake. Imagine how right that gliding, deep bite must have felt to a surfer who grew up on longboard clunkers, and hearing that noise of a sucking displacement gurgle.
This was all new. This is what a few trips north turned Sydney surfboards into. The shapers caught the train up and brought the rails back.
^ This image makes a man hungry.
This one doesn’t, the older you get, the better you are at raising orchids.
header pic from Farrelly Surfboards
Midget died last night.
.. and things aren’t the same with him gone.