Mitch Thorson, WA's favorite son.
Mitch Throson is a Margaret River based Western Australian surfer and big wave legend.
Here is a early 80's Mitch Thorson design Star Surf 6'3" double fly, swallow tail, channel bottom single fin shaped by Alan Bean.
A beast of a board designed to ride waves a lot bigger than you and I would normally try to on a 6'3".
Heavy glass job, thick rails, a pointy pulled in nose, deep deep channels and a scary big single fin.
Above is a shot of Mitch on a similar design from Surfing World in the early 80's and below is a shot of Mitch today and the wave this board was designed to ride, the imaginatively named Margaret River "Main break".
Simple folk Western Australians, simple scary folk.
Aaron Curnow, Bondi Single Fin Comp.
My friend Kris from LA has a great vintage board collection.
He has been so kind as start posting some of his prizes online for us at-
check it out!
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