I remember watching a video of Tom Curren when i was 7 or 8 and being mind blown by the way he rode barrels compared to every other surfer i had ever seen at that age and i truly think that watching him surf and teaching myself to move my footing in different spots of the wave and trying to surf like Tom really made me the surfer that i am today. I wish i could remember what video it was.
theres an old lost vid,might be lost at sea or on the road with spike.it has tom curren surfing somewhere,i think s.africa and the waves had 25ft faces and the carves he was laying down was ridiculous.thats my 2 favorite forms of surfing,huge carves and barrels.im not really from the times of the aerial movement.
its sad watching footage of andy irons.i started surfing about the time andy and bruce came on the scene,like the late 90s.every surf vid I own has atleast 1 section with andy.idk,I cant really compare any surfer to andy other than Kelly because Kelly is god,but guys like mick parko I don't really like their style.i rooted for mick for both his world titles but id love to see Kelly win.
nowadays on the world tour,they seem to throw 10s around for good waves.a 10 is a wave that's impossible and long and u come out after she queefs.