The young Australian on mastering surfcraft from the past, present, and future
Just down the road from a righthand point in the tiny fishing village of Angourie, Australia, Bryce Young had everything he needed to become a great surfer—not the least of which was one of the greatest surfers of all time living under the same roof. "I just call him Dad," says Young of his father, Australian surf legend Nat Young. "He put me on the front of his board when I was about 4 years old and then handed me my own when I was about 5—a sick '80s thruster that was fluorescent orange, green, and yellow." Since then, Young has spent his life riding surfboards both modern and anachronistic, fine-tuning a style to suit them all.