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Taylor’s Retirement Party

Celebrating the legendary career of Taylor Knox on the North Shore

| posted on December 14, 2012

On Thursday in Hawaii, competitive surfing bid adieu to a legend. Thanks TK. Photo: Glaser

After more than 20 years of competitive surfing, Taylor Knox has hung up his singlet and begun his transition into a different role as an ambassador for Rip Curl. After surfing his final heat at the Pipe Masters, Knox gathered with family and friends on the North Shore to celebrate his storied career late into the night.

Friends, family, food, beer, leis...the retired life for Taylor Knox. Photo: Glaser

Long-time friend and Rip Curl teammate Mick Fanning talks story about the good 'ol days with Knox. Photo: Glaser

A gracious Knox thanks his friends and family, and we thank him for the last 20-plus years on Tour. Photo: Glaser

  • Joel Vigiano

    I saw Taylor surfing in an early Steamer lane contest on tv. I knew right away he would be an old style power surfer. He had the same power that Michael Peterson had when I first saw him at sunset in 74″.

  • Ping-Pong

    The X Games got it right. Hopefully the surf industry will follow and boot Sal Masekela.#dumpsal