Photos: Derek Hynd's permanent revolution
More compelling than any passing fad is Derek Hynd's devotion to friction free. While elsewhere the Olos and Alais and various fins free craft have slipped to the back of the racks, Hynd is still pursuing his idiosyncratic slide, spending summertimes at The Pass, winters at Jeffreys Bay.
These photos were taken a few days ago amidst preparation for the J'Bay Open. The second board Derek is riding is a Jed Done fish, the same board he rode on a 2008 cover of SW magazine with a tagline trumpeting Viva le Revolution!
Ten years on, and despite his comrades relenting and taking up fins, Derek's revolution is still rolling on.
All photos by Aaron Hughes