059 – Timmy Curran

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For today’s episode of Surf Splendor we bring you conversation with the limber, graceful, and innovative goofy footed pro surfer who inspired and partially defined my surfing identity in the mid 90’s through early 2000’s. He pioneered the Alley Oop and the backflip. He ranked 6th place on the World Championship Tour in 1999, just before quietly turning away from pro surfing and pursuing a career in music. We’re catching up with Timmy Curran, today on Surf Splendor.

Visit TimmyCurran.com

Links to all of Timmy’s music on iTunes

Timmy’s segment in Taylor Steele’s Good Times

The Rocky Point flip in 2005

Photo by DJ Struntz

Photo by DJ Struntz

Here’s another flip we found on YouTube (not discussed in the show)

Timmy on his first big surf trip to Tavarua in 1995. We could not find the iconic poster image, but it looks like it was taken a few moments after this shot.

Timmy at Cloudbreak by Tom Servais.

Timmy at Cloudbreak by Tom Servais.

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Photo by Steve Sherman

Photo by Steve Sherman

RIDERS ON THE STORM from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

LEFT RIGHT LEFT from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

IF I ONLY HAD A WAY from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

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