Stab Magazine | The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Bryce Young

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Bryce Young

Watch “Silver Wings and the Lower Clarence”, a look at the stylish and charmed life of one of surfing’s favourite Fortunate Sons. 

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Whether he’s circumnavigating a concrete bowl in a perched nose-manual, or tossing himself over the ledge on one of he and Ryan Burch’s left-field concepts, Bryce Young does so with a certain grace and a narrow-stanced, rubber-limbed style.  

See, the good Young blood runs through more than Bryce’s veins—it’s evident in the effortless lines he draws on an Angourie wall, in his delicate, precise guitar work, and in the open-minded approach he takes to building his own boards. Foam crafted under the caring and critical eye of his dear pops, Nat. Bryce will also often conspire and collaborate on designs with Ryan Burch, a frequent visitor to the Young’s Mid-North Coast compound.

For a look at Bryce’s easy, breezy, “definitely not that serious” approach on and off land, Jimmy Jazz joined Bryce at home on the Lower Clarence. The pair spent time together bouncing between the shaping bay, skatepark, and his beloved local slabs, points, and beachies. They dragged along a broad and varied quiver of sleds—everything from 11’+ gliders, Total Involvement-era mid-lengths, a Burch-shaped assym and a sidecut fish variation—not out of indecision, but an insatiable curiosity. 

As Bryce says of his young life well-lived, “you love all of it, so why would you stop doing any of it?”

Click in and enjoy.

 

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