3. Ride Ev­ery­thing

Tracks - - Animal Spirit -

You know this al­ready. The right board for the right wave. It’s a blind­ingly ob­vi­ous the­ory that has only re­cently gained ac­cep­tance by surf­ing’s con­ser­va­tive core. Harry takes it as far as it goes and then a lit­tle fur­ther. There is noth­ing he won’t ride. For ev­i­dence watch him rid­ing a long­board and a booger si­mul­ta­ne­ously, one foot on each like he’s just in­vented alpine surf­ing. “Grow­ing up in Noosa I was al­ways rid­ing lots of dif­fer­ent boards. I ba­si­cally learnt to ride the right craft for the con­di­tions. The points are great for long­board­ing and there’s lots of novelty shore breaks so I was al­ways rid­ing soft tops and body boards and any­thing I could get my hands on. I’m still do­ing that now. I’ve been body-board­ing heaps lately. Some waves are just bet­ter for body­board­ing so some weeks I’ll body­board ev­ery day. I don’t think I’ll ex­per­i­ment with the hy­dro­foil or any­thing too high tech but I’ll pretty much ride any­thing else. I love the goat boat.”

Harry throws a lov­ing clutch around his foamie as he shuf­fles over a sur­face that’s a lit­tle harder un­der foot.

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