Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson are the godfathers of surf exploration. They, along with a few other luminaries like Peter Troy, hacked their way through Central American jungles, dodged dictators and dysentery in West Africa and explored the dusty corners of the world in cramped VWs and colossal container ships.
Everywhere you dream of, everywhere you’re too scared to visit they have written about, photographed and spent hours in sun burnt bliss solitary gliding in empty perfection.
Australian Jim Banks believes that ‘Most surfers aren’t very adventurous.’ When did surfers stop being explorers and become tourists?
I agree with Jim Banks, who is a true adventurer. For all the talk about how surfers tend to be free spirits roaming the globe, most are pretty complacent and prefer their creature comforts.
Roughing it is a thing of the past. The seventies and half-way into the eighties decades were the golden ages of surf adventures, with lots of discoveries in Indo, etc. more
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