The Man & The Sea


Zero fins. Zero fucks.

Surfing innovator, finless pioneer, wordsmith and all-round awesome human Derek Hynd is above all things a philosopher. His specialty, existentialism and his school? The ocean. So when the former pro surfer come writer come friction-free trailblazer talks, we listen. And when he surfs, we watch.
Here, in an all-new clip captured in J-Bay last winter, he does both.
Better yet, he gives an oh so intimate insight into the workings of waves, finless boards and the relationship between the ocean and man.┬áKeeping in mind that Hynd was first man in the water after Mick Fanning’s rescue at J-Bay last year, it’s only fair to spare a thought for cinematographer Andrew Kaineder, who had no option but to follow him in an effort to help complete this raw portrait of a surfing icon.┬áThere a few surfers as eloquent or insightful as the veteran Australian and this pure little clip only re-enforces that. Enjoy!

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