Old Mals Only – boards manufactured pre 1968, riders manufactured decades later
Nik Zanella has spent years deciphering ancient Chinese poems and texts to piece together a past-time that thrived in the Far East’s Song Dynasty, from 960 to 1279. Early surfers would ride the country’s Qiantang river as part of a ritual to help appease the God of the Tide (or, the Dragon King) – and for the entertainment of the Emperor.
Usually I put these kinds of news in the asides category, which is not appearing on the homepage. But let’s stop relying on inadequate measures.