MARK RICHARDS’ SURFING “NOT PRETTY, BUT PLENTY RADICAL,” EXCEPT IT WAS REALLY PRETTY

Phil Jarratt famously called Mark Richards the “wounded seagull,” because of the way Mark held his arms and hands—that avian style that was (and remains) totally unique. Actually, I never quite got the “wounded” part. MR’s lanky upper extremities simply unfolded like bird wings when he surfed, and it was fantastic. At speed, he very…