Behind him is the magical 8'2 single fin I learned on. His girlfriend created the design on the deck. It was like riding a painting.
I remember the first time I really took off on the shoulder of a clean peeler. It was one of the rare days when the water was fairly clear. I could see little bits of seaweed under the surface passing by under the board as it hummed along. A moment and a feeling I can still feel today.
If anyone reading this knows his whereabouts, please put me in touch because I have a special gift I'd like to give him.