SURFACE : WATER
March 25, 2014
Growing up in New England, when the crave to skate hits, sometimes the weather isn’t quite conducive. L.A. gets about 15 inches of rain a year. Most places in Vermont get more than twice that in precipitation. But you know what, for Polynesians tribes in the Pacific (the first to rip on any sort of board) their radical wooden ride wasn't something to hide from the elements, it was something to engage them. The surfboard let them feel the heave and surge of a force much greater than themselves. Not saying we need to go pick up surfing, but when the skate crave hits, and it’s more than a little damp outside, sometimes we just need to splash and destroy. —Charley Mull This is the second installment of The Worble's "Surfaces" series.