Larmont, Mike

Surfboard shaper and board manufacturer from Durban, South Africa; the country's dominant boardmaker in the late '70s and early '80s. Larmont was born (1951) and raised in Durban, began surfing at age 12, and in 1972 was selected as a member of South Africa's team to the World Surfing Championships. In the years to come, as South African photographer Pat Flanagan recalled, "other surfers from Durban caught all the headlines, but Mike challenged them to greater heights, especially when it the ...