Tony Hardy Foamlust
Words & Photos by Russell Ord
Tony Hardy draws those classic lines from deep on the back bubble to the inside surgeons table, an unmistakable style which many surfing generations have had the pleasure to watch, an iconic figure of Margie’s Main Break. “T H” from his own admission hit his surfing peak at the young age of fifty and only makes that special appearance in the line-up on those pristine days, riding his hand shaped single fins. The well used tools are back in hand working in those familiar surroundings, a shaping bay in the back of Nathan Rose’s factory, the home away from home, pluggers, the high vis, the beard which turns Santa white covered in foam dust, taking orders for those yesteryear boards. Frank Hayter the latest recipient of a T.H craft.
See Tony in action in the shaping bay at Foamlust Surf Expo, Margaret River April 10-12 www.foamlust.com