IAN CAIRNS ON BELLS, TRI-FINS, AND THE SPLENDOR OF “WALLY’S CORNER”

Trivia time. Name the heavyweight regularfoot power surfer who got everybody’s eyebrows up and waggling at the 1981 Rip Curl Bells with his weird new three-finned board. Simon Anderson. Easiest question of the day. Next! Except no, you’re only half right. Ian Cairns, the other heavyweight regularfoot power at Bells that year, also rode a tri-fin, in both…