Midget smith surfboars
Smith was a surfer who gave back in as many ways possible. He dragged his good friends down to Mexico to key into some of the best pointbreaks in the world — before there were WCT contests there. And he was a fair, level-headed judge for decades, giving young surfers an accurate contest-by-contest gauge on how to improve their surfing. I still remember the event Midget gave up an 8. It was never easy getting an 8. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Midget Smith – A Tribute
Rough ride for surfer Midget Smith – Orange County Register
Being of it means everything. It means being a Local. And this is why: because in the wake of his passing it became clear that surfers from his hometown of San Clemente California, like surfers everywhere notoriously single-minded in their pursuit of self-delusion, cared more about this man than they did their next wave. By then he was already a Southern Californian stalwart. He began judging competitive events in , determined to bring a level of consistency and fairness to what at the time was an arbitrary and often frustrating exercise. Along with Mary Lou Drummy, his equally dedicated partner of over 20 years, Midget presided over more than repercharge heats. In anything.
Wednesday, September 1, New Starts. So last week was 2 years since I lost my best mate and mentor Midget Smith. So today I thought I would finish the balsa board that Midget started about 6 months before he died. It was hard to finish both emotionally and physically because it was balsa and I've never worked with that material before. So the board came out looking unreal and to me it was a way to reconnect with my mate Midget.
Midget spent his last remaining days surrounded by his loving family, dogs and close friends in the comfort of his home in San Clemente. Midget touched the lives of many in and out of the water during his incredible life. The surfing world has lost a great role model. His work as a judge is respected worldwide, and in his hometown of San Clemente he has long been revered as a surfing legend and mentor to many. In his later years he enjoyed surfing out at Middles and Church.