Australian surfing icon Mark Richards will be visiting one of Quiksilver's exclusive Union stores, Ocean Sports, Hove, on Sunday 23rd May at 2pm.
Mark Richards, known as MR, became one of the world's greatest surfing legends after winning 4 ASP world champion titles between the years of '79 to '82. He was famous for branding his surfboards with the superman logo using his own initials!
Born in Australia in 1957, MR started surfing at a very young age and soon came good. By the mid 70's Mark was winning high profile surf contests and making a name for himself. Mark took to shaping his own boards, and developed his own custom shortboard, with a winged swallow tail and twin-fin. He quickly excelled to the top, and was nicknamed 'The Wounded Gull', due to his 'swooping' turns.
By 1979, Mark had mastered his twin-fin board and won the World Title... for four consecutive years. He more recently returned to win the 2001 over 40's World Masters Championship. Mark Richards is truly a great champion surfer. MR is hugely respected as one of the greatest surfers of all time, the true twin fin pioneer and infamous surf board shaper. MR's tour comes in time for the launch of his exclusive collaboration with Quiksilver which was inspired by MR's legacy in the surfing world.
Exclusively for Quiksilver Union surf shops for May, the collection including 16'' and 21'' board shorts with custom embroidery, screen printed organic cotton tees, and a trucker hat create this ensemble of a one of a kind vintage collection. Mark Richards said ''Really Impressive!!! You'll laugh… But where can I get this stuff!''
Meet Mark Richards, Sunday May 23rd, at Ocean Sports, 368 Kingsway, Hove, BN3 4QT http://www.boardriders.co.uk/