The Great Escape

"The big waves at Waimea had been kapu (forbidden) to surfers since December 22, 1943, when a couple of young surfers were caught offshore in an abruptly rising swell, and one of them (Dickie Cross) was famously killed. But on November 7, 1957, clearly at Greg Noll’s instigation, Waimea Bay was ridden for the first time by a daring dozen or so surfers. The included Pat Curren, Harry Schurch, Del Cannon, Mickey Muñoz, Mike Strange, Bob Bermell and Noll, who promptly proclaimed that the taboo was broken" — From "The Art of the Surfboard" by Drew Kampion

Original oil painting in the collection of Greg and Laura Noll

Price: 
$ 1,350. USD
Medium: 
Print on Demand, Pigment on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions: 
36 x 36 inches (same size as original)