Monday, February 16, 2009
Tom Carroll Stand Up slide show on a 9'-3'' PSH Ripper
Tom Carroll is one of my favorite surfers. The ''Bali High'' video at 17 years old to ASP Champ twice and top five for nine years, to the late take off at The Pipe Masters against Derek Ho, to a charging Stand Up Paddle Surfer today. In 1978 he immediately took a liking to the large powerful surf. Armed with heaps of raw courage, athleticism, and a stocky, muscular frame, Carroll redefined the parameters of radical surfing at Pipeline,Sunset Beach and waves around the world. He has no peers when it comes to critically late takeoffs on giant waves, and his North Shore performances remain the benchmark by which all others are measured.