New School

Loosely affiliated group of high-performance surfers led by Kelly Slater, who began asserting themselves, while still teenagers, in the early 1990s. New School surfers rode thin, narrow, heavily-rockered boards; concentrated on aerial and tail-slide moves; preferred short, hollow, quick waves (making Pipeline-Backdoor, rather than Sunset Beach, the hot spot on the North Shore), and were featured i...

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