MIDGET FARRELLY: 1944 – 2016

Midget Farrelly, world champion, boardmaker, and iconoclast, died yesterday at age 71, from stomach cancer. He was a beautiful wave-rider, controlled and polished but with a dynamic bebopping flair. After making a close study of California power surfer Phil Edwards in the late ’50s and early ’60s, Farrelly trimmed away most of the Edwardian style flourishes and very…