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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Crystal Voyager and More!

Friend of the blog
Andrew Stephen Buck

Andrew's photograph by Seth de Roulet

wrote to make sure I had seen
the classic mat footage in Crystal Voyager
I had
but there is never a time I don't
want to watch it again!




Here is another bit of CV, the matting is almost 8 minutes into the clip
(Had to get that fish on the boat first!)




If you have never seen
Children of the Sun
you are in for a treat
The film has a feel
not unlike
seminal favorite
Endless Summer
but
less than
30 seconds in
you get a shot of
long boards
with the fins that would
start the short board revolution!
Then there is George showing everyone
how to really surf it up



Was GG the Johnny Appleseed of the short board revolution?

Yes
and
No

Surfers have been messing with their equipment since the days of riding a log.

No I mean trees, logs, palm fronds, whatever was floating at the beach.

Polynesians have been surfing boards of various size for ages.

But the "Total Involvement" era?

If that's what you want to call it, then

I'd give it to George

for changing the direction

(both literally and figuratively)

of surfing

PS

Every surfer should read the following,

Required Reading: a Bob McTavish piece in Surf International from the Surf Research site.

He was there in 67 and describes it like I never could.



Soon to be released as a best selling book and a Major Motion Picture!

The REAL story of the short board REVOLUTION!!


Matthew McConaughey as George Greenough

Johnny Deep as Miki Dora


The story begins...

A spaceship lands in Santa Barbra California and debarks two sole passengers,
the creatures that the world would come to know as,
Micky Dora and George Greenough.

While Dora kept everyone busy at Malibu,
George created short boards of his own design.
The design allowed for the rider to make radical turns in the pocket of the wave.
Only the Amish had done this sort of surfing before
on their homemade Paipos during their voyages thru the Pacific!

So Greenough changed everything
Then George got a mat
and is patiently waiting for the spaceship to return,
along with the rest of us

The End
(for now)

Coming soon to a theatre near you!,

1 comment:

Brine Time said...

Not that far off the mark. I read an interview with the GG where he recounted that the bubble boat in CV was inspired by a dream where aliens took him up into the mothership. Blog on!