It's been twenty-five years since Jay Moriarity, then an unknown sixteen-year old, paddled out at big Mavs and went down in a blaze of glory. No inflatable vest. No worries.
The Rearview Mirror
They call it Pro-tech now!
"If that wave had come off, things could've been different" - Adam Robertson on being cruelled by Parko at his beloved Bells
By beating Brad Gerlach at Steamer Lane, Martin Potter kicked off a record hot streak.
And kickstarts the short(er) board revolution.
How bright professional surfing did shine in 1984!
The Quiksilver Pro G'land comps were the blueprint of the soon-to-be realised Dream Tour.
"Why's he paddling up to Rincon?" - Bede Durbidge
It's been twenty years since the Condition Black swell opened up a new performance frontier in big wave surfing.
Think Simon was the first surfer to stick three fins on a board? Swellnet goes in search of Thruster pre-history.
"It was the breakthrough pro surfing needed, and it was so good we're still using the same system today." - Andy McKinnon