Author(s): Simon Anderson
In October 1980, struggling with small waves on the fledgling pro tour, Simon Anderson stuck three fins on a surfboard and changed surfing forever. Now, for the first time, on the 30th Anniversary of his historic breakthrough, Simon tells the entire remarkable story of how a kid from Collaroy graduated to Narrabeen and then took on the surfing world. Three decades after he took a dilemma to inspire a revolutionary solution, Simon is in high demand as a shaper to the world's best surfers and continues to influence the course of surfing history. From longboards to short, singles to twins to thrusters, Aussie titles to the pro tour, Simon's story mirrors the progression of modern surfing. With tales from surfing legends such as; Phil Jarratt, Derek Hynd, Andrew Kidman, Hugh McLeod, and Terry Fitzgerald along with photos by Hugh McLeod, Peter Crawford, Frank Pithers, Jeff Divine, Peter Simons, Mick McCormack, Dan Merkel, and many more, Thrust is one book every surfer should have.