On a Wingnut and a Prayer
Adam 'Wingnut' Smith has followed a Cronulla tradition of lidders who've tried their hand at stand up surfing with great success. Matt Percy and Dave Ballard are two others who've mixed up the equipment. Perc won the first Shark Island Challenge on his guts and now lives in SW WA riding stand up. Ballard charges the Nulla reefs stand up but saves the lid for when the Island is pumping.
Wingnut, who had his own signature bodyboard back in the day, now rides stand up and today he had a crack at the Island on it. Darryl Menzies caught he, Steve Feinbeer (AKA Steve Austin) and another unidentified fella pulling into some great pits.
All photos by Darryl Menzies. //STUART NETTLE