Last week Arto Saari brought Jay Adams and Curren Caples to session his backyard pool, which was sort of conceptual in that Curren is like a modern Jay. There’s this clear parallel, even physically because they look alike.
Jay…what do you say that prize-winning documentaries and Emile Hirsch’s screen performance and a 40-year cultural explosion haven’t said already? Just shut up, it’s Jay Adams.
Curren’s 16 and he has that same dual surf/skate ability that Jay and his friends had in ’70s Santa Monica. That’s pretty rare now because…it’s hard to say why. The two communities aren’t one anymore. Some surfers skate and vice versa but few do both like Curren can. Here, watch him surf.
So this day at Arto’s pool, with Curren and Jay flying around and Arto shooting it, was probably significant on a cultural level. But really the boys were just throwing tail and rapping out on a nice afternoon in Hollywood.