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The Surfer's Journal Biographies : Shaun Tomson and Mark Richards (2000)

NR 48 minutes Surfing
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As top guns of the Free Ride generation, Shaun Tomson and Mark Richards ushered in a new level of performance and international flair during an important part of the sport's evolution.

Shaun Tomson, Peter Townend, Mark Richards

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Synopsis As top guns of the Free Ride generation- the peak of 1970s surfing- Shaun Tomson of South Africa and Mark Richards from Australia ushered in a new level of performance and international flair during the sport's hard-fought battle to establish professional surfing as a viable life path. As a world champion, Tomson was an articulate, handsome tube rider who attracted the first hoards of autograph-seeking teenyboppers in the sport's history. MR, not quite the sex symbol type, was a mild-mannered, deeply respected and popular figure whose surfing choreography contrasted rakish carves and glides. While their respective styles couldn't have been more divergent and they each took their talents to the top of their sport, it was their free surfing that blew the gallery away. Few surfers who were present in 1976 will forget Shaun's backside bravado at Pipe, MR's mach-3 runs at Honolua Bay, or their insane, two-in-the-tube shack at Off-The-Wall. This volume of Journal Biographies provides an in-depth look at these two remarkable surfers.
Genres Surfing Documentaries, Biographical
Athletes Shaun Tomson, Peter Townend, Mark Richards, Wayne Bartholomew, Dan Merkel, Cheyne Horan, Mark Occhilupo, Nick Carroll, Fred Hemmings
Director Ira Opper
Studio Opper Sports Productions
Rating not rated
Running Time 48 minutes
Audio Language English | Stereo
Streaming Resolution SD | 640x480
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