Owl Chapman Loves Single Fins

Image by Andrew Kidman via Julio

Owl Chapman made a name for himself in the early 70’s North Shore surf scene. Nowadays, Owl shuns the spotlight. He seems to prefer going surfing without all the hullabaloo. At 60, Chapman still rides big Sunset. And he does it on giant boards; sleek, finely-crafted, single fins, some pushing the 12-foot mark. It would be a great privilege to ride one of Owl’s boards. I’d love to watch him slide down waves like the above, and learn.