I know that Kelly is the next E.A.S.T surfer according to the podcast. I also know that I am playing catch up here and am late to the game on this topic discussion. However, I feel as though Mikey fits the mold and is a perfect blend of Scott’s desire to have a shaper (as Mikey dabbles in shaping), and David’s desire to have a stylish surfer who can flow on anything under his feet. Thoughts?
I like seeing Mikey surf, but I’m not convinced he’s as talented as Mason, Noa Deane, Steph, Kelly (obviously) . . . all previous EAST pilots. I could be wrong and I’m sure people will tell me I am. I’ve also not heard him communicate about boards enough to convince me that he’s articulate design details or sensations as well as Steph or as entertainingly as Dane or Mason & Coco.
A listener mentioned the Gudang bros as candidates, which I think could be awesome. I do think that this recent installation was the best yet. Each video piece Stab puts out improves on the previous. Really solid work coming from that camp. I’m grateful for it.