Behind the Scenes Photos of Curren and Merrick

Texas born photographer Jim Metyko (@metykojimmy) was the unlikely documentarian of a very pivotal time in surfing. Surfer magazine recently published a well done article on the then 20-year-old photographer that intimately captured the early days at Channel Islands Surfboards with Al, Tommy and the whole crew.

Al Merrick, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, 1982Tom Curren, 1983Dana McCorkle, Matt Mondragon, Gabriel Novoa, Tim Smalley, and John Klein, 1983Tom Curren at the SB Factory, 1981Kim Mearig, 1982AL Merrick, Davey Smith and Matt George, 1980Tom Curren, 1983

See Surfer magazine article here