Saturday, November 20, 2010


Wayne Lynch is one of best examples of the pure-bred evolutionary surfer, one of that small group who pushed the sport through perhaps its greatest shift of skill -- from the longboard stateliness of the early '60s to the full-bore creativity of the shorter-board '70s and beyond.
Lynch was born and raised in the small coastal town of Lorne in Victoria, Australia, some 25 miles southwest of the famous Bells Beach.
Like many young Aussies of the time he was in the surf almost from infanthood, riding rubber inflatable mats at the age of six in the small, clean beachbreaks of the area. Wayne won the Australian junior title four years running between 1967 and 1970.
In Paul Witzig's movie, Evolution, released in 1969, Lynch, along with Ted Spencer and Nat Young are captured at work on surfing’s massive leap forward in style, carving turns from the lip to the base and connecting them in combination as had nobody in surfing history.
Lynch is a master craftsman in the world of surfboard shaping.

Evolution has been digitally remastered.

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