Watch: Bryce Young // Following The Fall Line
For Bryce Young, there's no escaping the shadow cast by his old man, the inimitable Nat Young. So Bryce doesn't even try, and instead walks his own path, spurning competition for deep exploration of various surf craft and the waves to ride them in.
However, some things can't be avoided, and DNA is one of them. In the very first wave of this film, Bryce cuts back then cross steps, and as sure as a forensic scientist can link your atoms to your ancestors, so to is that movement an unmistakable rendition of the man who begat him.
In fact, Following the Fall Line takes its name from Nat's fall line concept and label, though we visit just where the son has taken the idea: into the air, through that amazing top turn he has, and across the array of surf (and skate) craft he's mastered.
It's a long film, especially compared with the fare of the day, but well worth tuning in to see a style and approach from outside the media bubble.
Following the Fall Line is a film by Milo Inglis and produced by needessentials.com