SUNDAY JOINT, 3-11-2018: GEORGE DOWNING, MERV LARSON, TRACKS MAG

Hey All,

One of the things I liked about George Downing is that he didn’t look or play the part of the big-wave flyboy. Riding huge surf was never theater for Downing, like it was for Buzzy Trent or Mark Foo or Laird Hamilton. Downing did it, loved it, viewed the whole thing as a science and a discipline so multifaceted that you could pour a lifetime into it—but he looked like a beat cop from a Frank Capra movie and understood that riding waves was not in any way comparable to battle or sp...