shaunmorrison wrote: chrisb wrote:
shaunmorrison wrote:what was an old dick like that doing on a short board?
Never too old, Nat's older than that bloke and rides a shortie.
yeah I've met a few guys late sixties going on gromhood that rip.
never use Nat Young as an example for anything, best if he was erased from surfing history. Met him a few times over the years, larger than life loudmouth dickhead, much the same for his son too.
Funny you should say that shaun.
I always take people as I find them. Only had contact with him twice.
Once, waaaaay back, surfing at the Alley, Currumbin. He just slotted into the line up, chatted a bit and pretty much took his turn with the other better surfers out there.
Second time was at the showing of Endless Summer 2 at Warringah Mall.
The theatre wasn't busy - early in the afternoon. My daughter and I went, sat ourselves down and before the show started, a family group came in and the "father" sat next to me with his extended family in our row and the one in front.
I have to say the whole lot of them were pleasant and well behaved.
No loudmouthing anywhere.
And when on the screen Nat appeared, there was no cheering, fist pumping or smart alec comments at all.