Before the hordes of skis and photographers in the lineup, before the XXL awards, before Hippo and Mark Matthews, before “the swell of the decade” and the international media that followed.
Before the spot got blown out of proportion, the Right was only ridden by bodyboarders, and the occasional tow-in standup.
Josh Garner – who scored a Riptide cover for a mutant wave out there some years back – remembers those days quite fondly.
Watch as Josh, along with fellow talented madmen Ryan Hardy, Brad Hughes and more (we’re not very good at picking them out), take on the Right back in the “Early Days”
Footage courtesy of James Stickland.