You wouldn’t expect a talented big wave charger to come from New York, would you? Believe it or not, some brilliant surfers stem from humble beginnings surfing the concrete jungle.
Amazingly enough, that’s exactly where Kurt Rist is from. He is a Southhampton townie and developed his love of the sport learning to surf the brown and white beach breaks on the East Coast. Kurt is a low key big wave charger, who lives the life of any serious surfer, frequently traveling across seas in search of big swells. Watch Kurt Rist score a taste of Irish gold and surf giant emerald slabs in this Local Style series exclusive.