The Damien Hobgood School Of Tube-Riding Excellence

“Damien Hobgood goes haywire in surfing’s hallowed archipelago,” reads the YouTube introduction to the masterclass you are about to behold. Don’t mean to be pedantic, but “haywire”?

Adjective or adverb. erratic; disordered; out of control.

Watch the clip above, paying particularly close attention between 1:07 to 1:30, and try telling us that this man is not the undisputed master of his surfboard and where it’s going. Such control you’ve never seen! Even if — or perhaps precisely because — his style and general appearance are somewhat reminiscent of a Thunderbird.


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