3. Ride Everything
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.