Watch: The O'Riginals // Beau Cram

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

O'Neill's web series, the O'Riginals, makes a welcome return with Sydney surfer Beau Cram first into the hot seat.

Older surfers will recognise the surname, maybe even recognise the front arm positioning through rail turns, but Beau has followed a different path than his old man, 80s pro Richard Cram.

Beau canned a pro career early in the piece and in so doing adopted an expansive view of what surfing can be. He rides different craft, travels when and where he wants to, and treats surfing as "serious fun". 

 

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Ape Anonymous commented Monday, 16 Sep 2019 at 4:41pm

Finally, some five fin action!

Cheers Stu!

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zenagain commented Monday, 16 Sep 2019 at 5:49pm

When surfing stops being fun it's time to stop.

Cool vid.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Blowin commented Monday, 16 Sep 2019 at 5:58pm

Very nice.

The fella surfs well and has a great attitude.

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Gary G commented Monday, 16 Sep 2019 at 8:27pm

Gary is comparing and contrasting content like this with the Kai Lenny / Steve Aoki wavepool clip released by the WSL today.

Whilst Steve Aoki's music is like Beethoven to Gary and his ilk, the WSL surf content is not to Gary's tastes.

This clip however warms Gary's gusset just like the products of the brand that it is promoting.

You and me, Gary, ain’t nothing but mammals so let’s do it* like they do it on the aerobics channel

*faceys

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DBEARINDARE commented Monday, 16 Sep 2019 at 8:36pm

Yeah nice.
Nice waves, nice style, nice stoke.
Sure beats mine. Good on you.

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mrkook commented Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 at 6:36am

Yeah that was very enjoyable!

MK

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 at 7:48am

Loved it. Tons of stoke, and a great attitude.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 at 8:57am

Just like you can see flashes of Michael Ho in Mason, you can see Richard Cram's signature moves in Beau, like the cocked left arm leading into a cutback, even the angle of the knee between turns. Amazing how simple a surfing stance appears yet how nuanced it can be.

Enjoyed watching him ride all those craft too.

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memlasurf commented Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 at 7:16pm

Yeah good fun and there is nothing that cuts back like a twinnie, they gain speed in the turn through a much longer arc than a thruster. Still can't quite get my head around the poo stance finless, fun to do awful to watch, and his approach to walls was great too as they are poo, pooed by surfers following Slaters Dementia Generation.

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mibs-oner commented Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019 at 6:07am

Dick cram. Never heard of him but I reckon him and his mates had a laugh with that name back in the day

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 19 Sep 2019 at 10:44pm

Excellent. Great outlook on life and very good surfing too.

Talented family.