Watch: Charting progression with Derek Hynd
As part of the Australian National Surf Museum's upcoming Derek Hynd exhibition, the Hot Buttered crew prepared footage of DH from the late-70s and early-80s.
It's only a five-minute vid but there's a lot to take in. For one, it becomes clear that, rather than a late-career reinvention, finless surfing is the logical endpoint of DH's ongoing progression. That for forty years he's been chipping away at something, new lines, new approaches, and that something arrived in finless. Watch those frontside and backside spinners, the stuck-to-the-board antics, and you can see the blueprint forming.