HAPPY 43rd BIRTHDAY TO TAYLOR KNOX: STILL ALL-POWERFUL

For 40 years now, I have danced and skipped and pan-fluted around our sport’s great power surfers. Jeff Hakman and BK, Simon, Kong and Tom Carroll, Sunny Garcia, Taylor Knox, now Michel Bourez—dropping rose petals at their gnarly reef-scarred feet is part of my lifework. I won’t say that I have a favorite (not true: I save the…