Derek Hynd and Andrew Kidman seem to have an understanding. Exemplified in this Surfer’s Journal original, Bottling the Moment, which Kidman penned, the pair of minds track parallel.
Here, in this second of a two-part Andrew Kidman directed short, Derek displays his deconstructed finless surfboard in action in some darn fine beachbreak. We’re still not quite sure how he manages rail gouging redirects without the aid of the blade.
As Kidman noted in an email correspondence that Hynd is completely committed to finless surfing. Hasn’t ridden a board with a fin in years. It’s an experience which has led Derek to wonder, in a Morey-esque mind expanding inquiry, “where would surfing have gone without the linearity of the fin?”
POV Shorts II is a 10-part video series, from surf filmmakers Chris Malloy, Tyler Manson, Joe G, Andrew Kidman and Cyrus Sutton. Each filmmaker has taken on one subject within a general framework, but subject to their interpretation. The shorts will be released over the course of the summer, 2011. Have a look around our video channel for the others, or check back soon as more are released.