wes laine in the performers

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victor started the topic in Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 at 8:21am

wes laine gets mentioned on another thread,can honestly say dont really remember his surfing.googled him and the performers movie came up ,wes in hawaii ripping,nice style ,some m.r. like arm movements,shaun tomson tube stance, good old power surfing very well done on a 80s chunky board.did he have any contest wins from that era ?

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crustt commented Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 at 9:32am

Surfed with him and Willy Morris a bit around then, one memorable session at sizeable boneyards in Jeffreys Bay, just the 3 of us, as good as it gets. Under rated surfers, these guys ripped and pushed my surfing up a few notches too.

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gannet commented Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 at 9:49am

Yeah The Performers. That was one epic movie. Great waves. Opening sequence with tha Pink Floyd soundtrack if I remember correctly?
The video shop copy (with Kong's Island) took a beating when we were grommets.

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stunet commented Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 at 10:11am

Wes was a great surfer from the '80's. Little gangly in the anklesnappers but came into his own in the juice. Like Owen Wright he used his long limbs to advantage by swinging and projecting for extension.

His brother, Randy, was one of the world's best jet-ski rider and used to do exhibition shows at comps in the 80's. Along with Kong and Martin Potter, Wes holds the title as one of the world's first towsurfers, towed into Pipe by his brother on a small stand-up Yamaha jet-ski.