: @twincalebphoto “Spider called me while I was in Portugal last year and asked if I would like to ride a board he had been working on, the "Missile". It has deep concaves that cut deep along the rails from the nose all the way down to the tail, my take is that these extreme concaves reduce drag and allow the board to swing & knife sharp turns on critical drops. I've only had a hand full of sessions on this sled & I absolutely f* * *ing love it. Thank you Spider Murphy." - Fabian Campagnolo @fabian_campagnolo Read more about Fabian as featured in the Magic Seaweed...
By Craig Jarvis
In November 1974, Spider Murphy shaped a board for Shaun Tomson that changed the game at Pipeline forever, and helped Shaun go on to win his World Title in 1977. Fast-forward a few years, and in 1981, Spider did it again with a 5’5” twinnie he shaped for a young prodigy named Martin Potter, who unleashed unbridled ferocity on the board before going on to win his own World Title in 1989.
FULL ARTICLE ON www.surfline.com - Spider Murphy
In 1975 very few surfers had ever heard of The Bay of Plenty or Cave Rock. But in the winter of that year a young South African surfer, honed in Durban’s hollowest waves, brought his remarkable barrel-riding skills to Oahu’s North Shore — and our relationship with the tube would never be the same.
FULL ARTICLE ON www.surfline.com