Al Knost is one of Surfing’s great left-fielders.
Back in the early naughties, whilst everyone in Al’s slice of southern California was stickered up to the eyeballs cranking up points at the NSSA’s, Al was, well, doing his thing. It just so happens that Al’s ‘thing’ developed into a full on surf movement. Hair got longer, longboards were no longer the enemy, and expression wasn’t quite such a dirty word. Here Al walks us through three of his greatest inspirations, and showcases the three boards that he’s adding to the RVCA boardroom. Sometimes you’ve gotta look back to work out where you’re going next.