Beautifully unvarnished surfing from the house of Manners and McTaggart…
Three months ago, the Western Australian Shaun Manners released a video which became, perhaps not a surprise hit, at least if you knew of him, but a confirmation of his unspoiled talent.
This film, which is ten minutes long, continues the affair and includes another Western Australian, Creed McTaggart, who once told me,
“Coaches fucking piss me off. I did four ISAs and I just fucking hated it. It’s such a weird vibe. So intense. It didn’t feel real. It felt fake and I hate coaches telling you where to put your arms when you surf. I’ve always want to surf how I wanted to surf.”
I think that is a fine summation of this easygoing clip, where neither Creed nor Shaun has been transfigured by an interfering hand.
“I don’t strive to be unique,” said Creed. “I strive to fucking be myself.”
It’s a fine ethos.
Creed’s creed, y’could say.