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Uncharted Waters

Tuesday 3rd December / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Surfing in the 60s has a romantic and surreal aura around it – it’s not that long ago but it feels otherworldly, plenty of people are on the waves now but those folk doing it back then seem mythologized and mysterious.

Wayne Lynch was there and rode a wave like no one else, opening up new possibilities in a still young scene with a radically new vertical style.

He’s been called many things – a champion, a draft dodger, a hippie, an outsider, a revolutionary, a messiah, an environmentalist, a victim, a wild man, a pauper and an enigma. He’s also the subject of the documentary Uncharted Waters.

Wayne the Supreme Surfer shared his story with Mr Barr.

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