There was a time when you would never really see anyone over 30 surfing, but these days surf communities are filled with multiple generations of frothers from knee high groms to gnarly old sea dogs who had it much better, for longer and pretty much invented anything cool you ever thought of. They are not going quietly into that good night and on any given pumping day down the local one will pull a corker out of the bag and show everyone how it should be done.

Step forward Pete Taplin, 62 year old south coast local.

Words by Rob Bain.

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