NEW ZEALAND ’59: THE ACCIDENTAL NON-REVOLUTIONARY SHORTBOARD MOVEMENT

Mike Cooney, one of the original wave-riders from the Northland New Zealand, got in touch with me a few years back and over the course of a few emails, photos included, explained how surfing came to his area in the late 1950s. What Mike described was in most ways the standard gung-ho teenage DIY surfing-origin…