Hipster Du Learns to Shed Tiger on a Trusty


Billy Hamilton status
Jul 23, 2011
One of the better Stab edits.

Harrison rips.

Next edit would be to put a 'CT surfer on a log at Noosa and compare.

Joel Tudor - I could type you a paragraph why Joel is cool, or two why he is lame. Not a big surprise he had to learn martial arts.

Yeah, is his oldest learning jiu jitsu like Joel did? From what I've seen it seems like he'll eventually need it.


Duke status
Apr 13, 2008
Petak Island
OK, I watched.

Come the fvvk on.

He clearly has put in some serious time riding HPSBs over his surfing life.

Also, he has complete confidence in doing air reverses, so methinks his ridden something along the lines of the boards in the videos recently. You don't not do an air for years and then come back and throw an air no problem, the legs just do not have that confidence and coordination once you leave the lip.

His backfootedness and lack of active speed generation is a tell he spends a lot of time on singles.
Feb 2, 2010
the question is why is riding retro?

for a lot of talented surfers who can't make the tour thats where the money is.

riding retro is a commercial decision.

Harrison Roach would be exhibit A.

Maybe for fun? Doing the same turns over and over again. Trying to fit a bunch of manoeuvres into a wave. It all gets a bit boring after a while, especially if you're not on the tour.
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Gerry Lopez status
Dec 31, 2009
Lennox Head.
yeah, thats true.

but the career path for an alt-board riding free surfer has as one of its job requirements that you ride alt-boards.

ergo, it's a commercial decision unless you want to get on the tools and surf for fun.

pretty well worn path.

Harrison shreds but he gets paid to ride logs and single fins, etc etc etc.


Michael Peterson status
Aug 3, 2019
It’s pretty common for pros to come off tour/retire and start playing with alternative boards. How many squash tail thrusters can you ride without being bored to tears with them? Ride whatever interests you. Admire whatever surfing you admire. Nobody gives a fvvk. Get out there and frolic in that salty brine with whatever toy you want to play with.


Legend (inyourownmind)
Aug 5, 2015
not sure what's so hipster about this du? wears a plain black t shirt, doesn't have a beard or moustache, and rips on a thruster/twin fin fish/longboard :socrazy:

surfers, so freakin judgmental. :LOL:
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