Sunday, January 10, 2010
Derek Hynd & The Worthys
Recently Surfing World (that tasteful and prestigious Australian surf publishing institution) ran a portrait competition to honour surfing's outstanding individuals. I entered this portrait of Derek Hynd, which, lucky me, is featured in Surfing World's 300th edition, and is also going to be part of the upcoming Worthys exhibition (check surfingworld.com.au for details).
Derek is such a cerebral surfer – to watch him surf is almost like witnessing a stream of consciousness played out on the face of a wave. Or something. And his pioneering of the new "finless revolution", not to mention collaborating on out-of-the-box surf projects with such top Aussie blokes as Richard Tognetti, made him an obvious choice. If he ever sees this, I hope he likes it.