JUDY TRIM TRIBUTE TO SHANE STEDMAN

Judy Trim wrote this essay on her longtime boardmaker and friend Shane Stedman, shortly before she died in 2018. It appeared in The Shane Gang, Stedman’s autobiography, published that same year. This version has been slightly edited. *   *   * Wham, bang, smash—the new era had arrived. Shortboards, powerful bottom turns, re-entries, and radical cutbacks….