Free midget chat
His apparent withdrawal from a public surfing life belies the profound respect in which he was held by the numerous champion Australian surfers who followed his lead over the past 52 years.To these surfers, Midget was always up for a chat; if you were lucky, he’d give you a look at the monkeypod-wood Hawaiian warrior sculpture — the Makaha trophy — of which he was most proud.
Indeed, it’s difficult to think of another world champion surfer who mastered so many different waveriding skills.WOW -he changed surfing in South Africa and my life too. His reputation was enhanced here when he was invited to do a demonstration at the inaugural Durban 500 in 1969, and in 1970 won the event that has gone on to become the world’s longest running professional surfing event. I make my own boards and for the last fifteen years all my materials have come from Surfblanks, I've always been afforded really professional service and a smile -that speaks volumes about who the boss was.The first board I took to Hawaii was one of his beautiful speed boards. I only had to read a couple of paragraphs here to correctly guess that this was Nick Carroll writing, beautiful and concise, as always.Midget’s surfing experience began in 1950, well before surfing’s counter-culture era — a time when surfing was still very much a part of the volunteer surf lifesaving movement.He was taken out at North Bondi by his uncle, Ray Hookham, on a massive “toothpick” longboard.