About 3 years ago I ate sushi with Curren Caples. We had just surfed the pier in Huntington Beach (where Curren somehow dominated the session, stomping backhand air reverses repeatedly). Earlier that day Curren had discovered that he was basically allergic to everything, and especially everything on the menu at this restaurant — but the waitress had a crush on him and she practically re-wrote the menu to help feed the grom. It’s good to be good. And polite. As Curren is.
Cut to a year later and somehow we were all on a plane to Copenhagen with Curren Caples, Arto Saari, Shane O’Neill and Ishod Wair to film The Copenhagen Project. While we were there, Curren took a liking to this park in neighboring Sweden. And as a surfer, his transition game was as stylish, detail oriented and rebellious as a Dane Reynolds “Fuck You” hack. There were similarities. Smooth but reckless. Maybe it’s the Ventura in them.
This photo was taken by Arto Saari of Curren kickflipping this bump.
Tomorrow, in his brand new Fairly Normal, we take a look at where Curren Caples is now and going next. Premiering right here at What Youth.