The Surfer's Journal - Biographies Vol 7 - Lynch/Carroll

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Gobbo and "The Fish" share the obvious connection of being Australian goofyfoots and both are articulate spokesmen for their sport, but that's where the comparisons end. Sprouting from the ultra-competitive Sydney scene of the late 1970s, Tom Carroll became world champion and one of the most powerful and influencial surfers to ever lay a rail into Pipeline. He remains a fit, fully engaged force in any wavescape he enters. Wayne Lynch, Carroll's senior by over a decade, broke the regularfoot stranglehold on progressive surfing in the late 1960s, inventing lines that few could follow. As a shaper, his distinctive forms remain faithful to his unique philosophy, and his overall vibe expresses a bawdy yet thoughtful intelligence that defines a paradoxical nature. Though they peaked in different eras, Carroll and Lynch are bound by a high level of fitness and a deep love of waveriding. Both stories are told in intimate, surf-stoked detail in this edition of The Surfer's Journal Biographies.
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