50 most Intriguing People in Surfing Today

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grobulon started the topic in Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 8:59am

Surfing World just published their "50 Most Intriguing People in Surfing Today" in issue #374 ...some surprising entries!

I was expecting to find a popularity poll on the WSL gym jocks, but was pleasantly surprised to see a grinning caricature of George Greenough high up the ranks! I Some entries were less inspiring, I mean... how the hell does "Kookslams" even qualify as a 'person'? It's pretty much just funniest home videos for grommies right?

Has anyone else read the article? Who did you want to see in there?

My vote goes to Buttons, as intriguing now as he ever was.

Anyone else wanna add to the list?

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jesse commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 2:18pm

Intriguing......different to inspiring or influential list you usually get.

Greenough for sure
Ryan Burch
Ozzie Wright
Tom Curren
Albie Falzon

My starting 5.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 2:33pm

Camel
Ramon Navarro
Mark Healy
Derek Hynd
RCJ
Ryan Burch
And all the underground indo jungle ferals or any one travelling around remote sketchy places just for the love of getting tubed

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udo commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 2:45pm

Kepa Acero
Andrew Cotton
Any of those Irish Mully madmen

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Tarzan71 commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 2:41pm

Tommy Peterson,
Russel McOnachey,
Wayne Lynch
good bunch around a campfire in the desert with a carton

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southey commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 2:51pm

Not that he wouldn't have heaps to share . But Russ doesn't drink never really has .

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 3:24pm

Kelly
Tom Curren
George Greenough
Tommo
Turtle

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 3:34pm

Dave Parmenter
Tim Winton
Richard Tognetti
Derek Hynd
Tom Curren

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 3:45pm

Pete Daniells
Derek Hynd
Micki Dora
Peter Troy
Westery Windena

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 11:37am

In the Big-Brother swell-nutters house (sponsored by Bacardi 151° rum and Roger Rogerson), I'd like to see:

Big one-armed Jimbo Pellegrine.

Christian Fletcher.

Mr UPLIFT.

Mr BRUTUS.

Chris Ward.

Fast Eddie.

Jackie Daniels.

Bronco Billy.

Eddie Vedder.

Our very own Sheepdog.

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 6:34pm

Bill Finnegan

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 6:42pm

Tony Abbott

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 6:44pm

talkingturkey wrote: In the Big-Brother swell-nutters house (sponsored by Bacardi 151° rum and Roger Rogerson), I'd like to see:

Big one-armed Jimbo Pellegrine.

Christian Fletcher.

Mr UPLIFT.

Mr BRUTUS.

Chris Ward.

Fast Eddie.

John Vincent Dunne.

Michael Martin John O'Connell.

Eddie Vedder.

Our very own Sheepdog.

Imagine that as a tv show - throw in Eddie Blackwell for shits and giggles.

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 6:57pm

Ian Cohen

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udo commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 7:23pm

Bobby Martinez
Bunker Spreckles

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 7:14pm

Shane Dorian!

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 7:30pm

Peter Whish-Wilson.

And if dead people are getting a guernsey, Agatha Christie.

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talkingturkey commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 7:32pm

Laurie McGuinness.

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caml commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 7:34pm

Is the list of 50 aussies or from any where ?

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udo commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 8:18pm

Nick Carroll
Gregg Webber

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wellymon commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 10:18pm

Everybody is intriguing.

Not just surfers.............................

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 10:33pm

Onya Welly.

But I think you're more fascinating than intriguing:)

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southey commented Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 11:11pm

Tow man would have to rate a mention . !

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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finback commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 7:37am

Greg Webber
Maurice Cole
Kieren Perrow

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fraser-gordon commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:20am

Dutts ,Raymond,Boordo,Ped's,Hosko,Kym V,Gaul and Metallica oh and Gary Weed.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 2:54pm

I'd say that the last 50 people to paddle out at Snapper when there's already 700 people in the water intrigue me.

Certainly arouses my curiosity.

What are those fuckers thinking ?

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dandandan commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 3:13pm

Of the famous types:

Derek Hynd
Dave Scard
Camel
Tim Winton
Tony Abbott
Andrew Kidman
Simon Anderson
Garth Dickenson
Joel Parkinson

The more I think about it, the more I realize that every surfer could end up being the most interesting. Sit them down, for hours if need be, until their relationship with surfing comes clear. Some in that list are already proven to be able to communicate what surfing means to them, what it makes the feel, really well. Abbott, well I'd love to know if he finds solace in the sea. If during the turmoil of the last year if he ever just drove down and sat in his car watching inside runners on a sandbank at Bondi, or if you're able to forget such things as being the leader of Australia while you're riding wave.

From the forum:

IndoDreaming. I'd love to know more about this bloke .... and a detailed map of where you've been surfing for the last 20 years too if you don't mind.

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tonybarber commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 5:18pm

Midget
Bill Finnegan
Slater
Jack McCoy... As starters.
Add the Witzig brothers.

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sir ambrose bea... commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 5:23pm

Moose from cactus dig to hear his life story

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floyd commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 5:36pm

John Peck, Bob Cooper, Peter Troy, Gerry Lopez, Bob McTavish, Skip Fry, Derek Hynd, George Greenough, Dave Parameter, Pat and Tom Curran, Jeff Clark, Steve Pezman, Doc Paskowitz, Greg Noll, Simon Anderson, Mark Richards, Shaun Tomson and MP to name just of the few ........

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 6:27pm

dandandan wrote: Of the famous types:

Derek Hynd
Dave Scard
Camel
Tim Winton
Tony Abbott
Andrew Kidman
Simon Anderson
Garth Dickenson
Joel Parkinson

The more I think about it, the more I realize that every surfer could end up being the most interesting. Sit them down, for hours if need be, until their relationship with surfing comes clear. Some in that list are already proven to be able to communicate what surfing means to them, what it makes the feel, really well. Abbott, well I'd love to know if he finds solace in the sea. If during the turmoil of the last year if he ever just drove down and sat in his car watching inside runners on a sandbank at Bondi, or if you're able to forget such things as being the leader of Australia while you're riding wave.

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IndoDreaming. I'd love to know more about this bloke .... and a detailed map of where you've been surfing for the last 20 years too if you don't mind.

Ha ha thanks Dan, but you will only be disappointed, just an average guy, average surfer who loves Indo, sorry no maps.

Agree the most interesting surfers are often just average guys, a few years back i was surfing this remote wave with a mate and out of nowhere turns up this old bloke with some Indonesians he had known forever, he had quite a few yarns to tell about how he use to surf this wave in the late 70,s early 80's which is long before you would have expected it to had been surfed, i don't know if he was telling the truth but it sure seemed that way.

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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jesse commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 6:32pm

Blowin wrote: I'd say that the last 50 people to paddle out at Snapper when there's already 700 people in the water intrigue me.

Certainly arouses my curiosity.

What are those fuckers thinking ?

Certainly a fair question!

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Wharfjunkie commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 6:36pm

None of the big names intrigue me too much. Blokes who have sacrificed money, family lives/women, material assets etc to pursuit a life surfing. Every local area would have blokes who have barely worked a day in their lives drive a shitbox car manage to survive off the dole just to surf and travel to surf.

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 7:31pm

"blokes who have barely worked a day in their lives drive a shitbox car manage to survive off the dole just to surf and travel to surf."

What a legend Wharfie!

That's the way champ, hope you're proud of that .....
I'll give you my tax if you could stack my firewood for me, one afternoon?

I'll pay ya.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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Wharfjunkie commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 7:57pm

wellymon wrote: "blokes who have barely worked a day in their lives drive a shitbox car manage to survive off the dole just to surf and travel to surf."

What a legend Wharfie!

That's the way champ, hope you're proud of that .....
I'll give you my tax if you could stack my firewood for me, one afternoon?

I'll pay ya.

Why would I stack your timber when I can get the dole and mow a few lawns for cash a couple of days a week.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:06pm

Chris Goodnow
Blair Marlin
Bufo from Hydroflex
Ryan Burch (while seated next to Carl Ekstrom)
Mick Sowry
Easkey Britton
Nev Hyman
Bill Finnegan
Phil Jarratt
Cori Schumacher
Sean Doherty
Fergal Smith
Ian Goodwin
Derek Rielly
Bec Olive
Dirk Ziff
Greg Webber
Peter Singer (dunno if he counts as being "in surfing" but he surfs)
Jeff Schmucker
Kohl Christensen
Matt Warshaw

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Wharfjunkie commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:22pm

Kelly Slater-No
Mick Fanning-No
Craig Anderson-No
John John-No

Dole Bludger down the road Yes

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Coaster commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:25pm

Blowin wrote: I'd say that the last 50 people to paddle out at Snapper when there's already 700 people in the water intrigue me.

Certainly arouses my curiosity.

What are those fuckers thinking ?

You could paddle out and ask them. They wouldn't be catching any waves.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:34pm

Wharfjunkie wrote: Kelly Slater-No
Mick Fanning-No
Craig Anderson-No
John John-No

Dole Bludger down the road Yes


wouldn't mind asking slater about all the sweet supermodel poon that he's pumped, and making him describe in great detail Gislelle Bumfluffs privates
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Coaster commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:41pm

Midget
Simon Anderson
Mark Richards
MP
Greg Noll
George Greenough
Geoff McCoy
Gerry Lopez
Terry Fitzgerald
Nat Young
Greg Webber
Grant Miller
Dick Brewer
Bill Finnegan
Brian Jackson
plus the guy with the freckles in Pictorial History of Surfing showing off his style on a longboard in some stillwater bay. Who is/was he?
Just my personal picks of course. Yes, it's a mish mash. And maybe they're not all influential today.

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Wharfjunkie commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:44pm

goofyfoot wrote:
Wharfjunkie wrote: Kelly Slater-No
Mick Fanning-No
Craig Anderson-No
John John-No

Dole Bludger down the road Yes


wouldn't mind asking slater about all the sweet supermodel poon that he's pumped, and making him describe in great detail Gislelle Bum fluffs privates

Interesting sure it is intriguing i'm not so sure unless theres something out of the ordinary in one of Slaters conquests. Ol mate Dole Bludger down the road may not have slayed any models but the some of the shit he has got up to would be intriguing.

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prothero commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:56pm

John Smittenberg
Mick Jones
Paul Cunningham
Jodie Cooper
Juan Kempes
Capt Goodvibes

Prothero

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8:56pm

@wharfie.
Hmm i dunno, he could maybe intrigue you with how many cones he could smoke before he changed the water in his spring valley bottle... but id rather hear about slaters conquests.

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 9:12pm

Wharfjunkie wrote:
wellymon wrote: "blokes who have barely worked a day in their lives drive a shitbox car manage to survive off the dole just to surf and travel to surf."

What a legend Wharfie!

That's the way champ, hope you're proud of that .....
I'll give you my tax if you could stack my firewood for me, one afternoon?

I'll pay ya.

Why would I stack your timber when I can get the dole and mow a few lawns for cash a couple of days a week.

Haha Wharfie.

Hope those cash lawns pay for your habit.

Please put the needles in the correct disposal.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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southey commented Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 12:56am

Can i have a few different lists .

Intellectuals / shapers

Tim WInton
Greg Webber
Monty Webber
Wayne Lynch
Maurice Cole
Jim Banks
Kieren Perrow
Owl Chapman
Blindboy
Freeride
Nick Carrol

Active / reckless / brave

Steve Demos ( PI)
Yaden Nichol
Ross Clarke Jones
Tazzie
Paul Fisher
Bunker Spreckles
the Harrington twins
Gary Taylor
Josh Palmateer
Oatesy ( MP )
Bruce Lee ( Qld )
Simon ( THC )
Bryce (NSW Central Coast )
Eddie Blackwell
Sunny Abberton
Kala Alexander
Russel Specht
Russel McConachie

Journeymen / eccentrics / Fisherman

Bushy Mitchel
Dugga Warren
John Craike
Jeff Schmucker
Fitzy ( Swellnet )
Camel
T Ray
Travis Potter
Martin Daly
Jason Polakow
Ted Grambeau

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 6:53am

Wharfjunkie wrote:
goofyfoot wrote:
Wharfjunkie wrote: Kelly Slater-No
Mick Fanning-No
Craig Anderson-No
John John-No

Dole Bludger down the road Yes


wouldn't mind asking slater about all the sweet supermodel poon that he's pumped, and making him describe in great detail Gislelle Bum fluffs privates

Interesting sure it is intriguing i'm not so sure unless theres something out of the ordinary in one of Slaters conquests. Ol mate Dole Bludger down the road may not have slayed any models but the some of the shit he has got up to would be intriguing.


Well take a walk and come on down for a few bongs and I'll fill you in, if you've got any good weed bring it, I've only got a bit of leaf left.
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udo commented Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 7:36am

The Aloof Enigmatic
Dan Webber.

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Blowin commented Friday, 20 May 2016 at 8:24pm

That Saffa commentator at the Rio Pro - he's got a radical backstory.

And ......he's a knee boarder.

A fucking good one apparently.

Maybe that's the true meaning of diversity in surfing and not chicks wearing straw hats as they drop in on you at the pass.

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wellymon commented Saturday, 21 May 2016 at 10:26am

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Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Saturday, 21 May 2016 at 9:41am

Mmm welly that's a strange thing to say, who are you aiming at?

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wellymon commented Saturday, 21 May 2016 at 10:24am

No-one on here at all, just a spammer!
Haha the editor probably deleted all the spam posts this morning.
Every tread had a spam around 2.30pm and like always I was checking every piece of my social media NOT;)
Just SN oooh

The editor is having a great laugh at the mo.
Cheers

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .