SUNDAY JOINT, 2-28-2021: BRAZIL ’78, TOM WOLFE, AND A SWIFT APOLOGY TO JOE QUIGG

Hey All,

First, a bit of housecleaning. Thanks to Spencer Croul and Kevin Kinnear for reminding me that Joe Quigg shaped the game-changing Darrylin Board, not Tommy Zahn, as I reported last week. Zahn himself was a fine shaper, and Darrylin was his steady, which makes me wonder why he jobbed the project out to his friend Joe. An unwritten surf-history footnote. Meanwhile, I dug out this 1947 shot of Tommylin on PCH, and while it brings a pang of envy for the young and beautiful, I feel bad...