MR NATTY DIARY ENTRY: While surfing America's east coast I popped into the original Water Brothers
surf shop in Newport, Rhode Island. It is properly decked out with history. The owner, Mr Sid Abbruzzi, is a legend of his craft and a true pioneer of skate and surf folklore. Back in the day Sid skated with the likes of Tony Alva of the Dogtown and the Z Boys crew.
It was a pleasure to catch up with Sid. He told me tales of his travels to the UK where visited the Cornish and Welsh coasts to judge an ad hoc surf comp. He scratched the results down on a rock on the beach using a stone.
This summer Sid is organizing his mammoth SURF FEST 5
. Mooch the link. Get yerself there. I shall, it's going to be blinding.