Skip frye (outtakes from the Josh hall story)

Skip frye, man of god

It’s not that often you that get lucky enough to sit down and listen while a living surf legend openly discusses his thoughts on God and his complicated relationship with passing on his skills and secrets of shaping surfboards...which all happen to be intertwined.

As a teenager, Josh Hall, a young shaper from Pacific Beach, San Diego, had enough vision and moxie to turn his solemn wonder of Skip Frye into his own ethos for carrying forward the astonishingly rich legacy that is San Diego surfing.


Skip Frye, Reluctant Mentor 

It’s not that often you that get lucky enough to sit down and listen while a living surf legend openly discusses his thoughts on God and his complicated relationship with passing on his skills and secrets of shaping surfboards...which all happen to be intertwined.

As a teenager, Josh Hall, a young shaper from Pacific Beach, San Diego, had enough vision and moxie to turn his solemn wonder of Skip Frye into his own ethos for carrying forward the astonishingly rich legacy that is San Diego surfing.


skip frye plays blues harp and sings

After our interview with legendary San Diego-based surfboard shaper Skip Frye, he treated us to a little freestyle blues harp at his shop. Thanks to Josh Hall for making this magic possible.

Lyrics

I’m stuck at the shop and it’s all dusty
A guy came to the doors and I said, “Go to Rusty”

Went down to the ocean and it was all blown out
Sat with my friends and all i could do is pout