MIDGET FARRELLY: 1944 - 2016

Midget Farrelly, world champion, boardmaker, and iconoclast, died yesterday at age 71, from stomach cancer. He was a beautiful wave-rider, controlled and polished but with a dynamic bebopping flair. After making a close study of California power surfer Phil Edwards in the late '50s and early '60s, Farrelly trimmed away most of the Edwardian style flourishes and very much became his own surfer. By ...

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