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Rest in peace, surf pioneer and legend George Downing
« on: March 07, 2018, 10:47:15 AM »
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  • Really good writeup in Surfer about the guy who, in addition to being among the first surfers to study wave and board mechanics, set the mold for all the big wave riders that followed.

    Here's an excerpt:

    "Born and raised in Honolulu, Downing surfed Hawaii in the 40s on finless Hot Curls made out of redwood. He was a surfer responsible for many firsts in the sport, and in 1950 he produced the first surfboard with a removable fin. Eight years later he and a handful of other surfers rode awe-inspiring 30-foot waves at Makaha, pushing the boundaries of what was believed to be possible at the time."

    Click here for the full article --->

    Rest in peace, Mr. Downing. Your impact on all of us will last on.

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