PHIL EDWARDS – THE SURFERS & THE SHAPES
Occasionally when I’m paddling around on my Phil Edwards Model Hobie in My Phil Edwards replica shorts from YR in LA (and before I go home to slip into my Rhyn Spooner Phil Edwards Collection shirt). I’m asked, “Who is Phil Edwards?” Yes really! Well kiddies pay close attention to this issue of PLB for at least some of the answer. John Wade looks at the great man’s legacy through the lens of his signature surfboards and plenty more too. Great photos from the late ’50s and ’60s as well as a few taken recently by all the usual classic photographer suspects. Essential reading!
The beautifully monikered Jessamyn Jean is a superb writer and accomplished businesswoman and here she looks at life in France since Covid with Robin Kegel and Robin Falxa, both extremely stylish and innovative surfers for those of you not familiar. Apparently it got just as overcrowded there as it did here but the boys found Goldy’s a ‘secret’ spot and Thomas Lodin captured the photographic evidence. Plenty of Gallic colour too including a cat photo!