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  1. #1
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    Boobies!... now read my post

    I love reading posts when I am bored at work. However as some folks have stated and others stormed of the forum page (only to come back a week later), the quality of posts is down considerably. Ugh.... Wave Jet x 4, quad x 4, costa rica x 20, ding repair x 10,000, this weekend x 1 million. So I used the search function , like so many others do not, and saw nothing on the topic so here is my attempt to inject some interesting conversation back into the forum. Who is an icon of surfing? To you who best represents what a surfer is or the type of surfer you most identify with? We are all different... some old timers... some grom... some \"lets make surfing a sport\"... some resent attempts to make surfing a gay fashion show. Stipulations:
    1. NO KELLY OR LAIRD (we know they are the best in their respective niche)
    2. Can be from any era but nothing ancient no .... Duke references
    3. Can be local
    4. Defend your answer
    Lets hear it.........................

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    Jose Angel ... He's from the greg noll era but was twice as crazy. He used to paddle into the biggest set waves at Waimea bay and then just step off his board in the worst possible spot, just to experience the wipeout, and he would come up laughing every single time.

    http://www.surfline.com/surfing-a-to...nd-photos_746/

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    tom curren. stylish, powerful, & skilled, his legend/icon status crosses generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    tom curren. stylish, powerful, & skilled, his legend/icon status crosses generations.
    +1
    Curren is a master. Sure, lots of other guys have all the moves and tricks, but Curren connects them all with effortless grace, while all the others grovel and pump between maneuvers.

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    gerry lopez ........

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    Was always a Martin Potter fan as a kid. If I recall correctly, one of the first to work aerials into his every day and contest surfing. I have never been able to catch air (at least on purpose,) but still cool to witness. For the east coast, have to say Matt Kechele. As for NJ, has to be Dean Randazzo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    tom curren. stylish, powerful, & skilled, his legend/icon status crosses generations.
    Agreed +1 Not to mention a class act

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    Quote Originally Posted by epidemicepic View Post
    Jose Angel ... He's from the greg noll era but was twice as crazy. He used to paddle into the biggest set waves at Waimea bay and then just step off his board in the worst possible spot, just to experience the wipeout, and he would come up laughing every single time.

    http://www.surfline.com/surfing-a-to...nd-photos_746/
    That dude was a bear lol

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    NICE!!!!! Good one epidemicepic. Was not familiar with Angel. Bio and photos certainly back the claim. njsurfer42- Curren is one of my favorites as well... not much talk but his surfing says it all for him....just won the ISA world masters. Dude, early 90s \"search Curren\" on the Skip Frye retro or the rocket fish in Indo (years before it was cool) & first time at J-Bay (on a quad a decade and a half before it was cool) ...awesome. Definitely crosses generations. For a those that have watched ....lost videos over the years, no one (Kelly or themselves included) is above ridicule except Curren. With the exception of \"...lost at sea\", I'm fairly certain his surfing has made an appearance in every video. The very same company that for years told us to \"tear down our idols\"... just not Curren 'cuz he's BA.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQO9DLLyybw