Still Swell at 85 – Inspirational guy

From CARVE magazine

This bloke is a legend. 85 still surfing, got an incurable cancer doesn’t let it get him down just raises cash for cancer sufferers less fortunate than himself. It is shot by Dean Saffron for the Byron Bay Surf Festival. Not see the other clips but we say “Give Magoo the bleddy cup already”

Still Swell at 85

The nickname Magoo conjures up images of a well-intentioned but incapable character bumbling through life’s daily adventures, even for those too young to have been exposed to the iconic cartoon. While Barry “Magoo” McGuigan is a lovable spirit, this is where the similarity ends as being Australia’s oldest competitive surfer generates extreme focus.

This short piece explores Magoo’s perception of being involved with surfing since the advent of the sport and the deeply personal ways that surfing has shaped his philosophy to life. Unassuming in nature, Magoo is a man of few words but his message is profound and this inspired the film.

You can vote here

http://surfshorts.byronbaysurffestival.com/shorts/still-swell-at-85

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