"Free Scrubber: Excess Baggage" Starring Tom Curren Is Here
These new "Excess Baggage" bonus clips from the film show the “shred goat” in his natural environment, free to take a grinder to fins or make up a song about Instagram, is a telling look into what makes one of surfing’s most enigmatic characters tick.
Over the years, Curren’s fascination with pushing design theories forward has both intrigued and inspired his fans to follow along on their own search for the perfect ride. Perhaps most notable is his act on the Tommy Peterson Fireball Fish at Bawa from “Searching For Tom Curren.” Nobody was riding highly foiled, high-performance micro fishes in kegging conditions before that.
“I came screaming back into the car park, hopped the curb, pulled right up to the scaffolding, and there’s Tom, just waiting. His heat’s already out in the water and he’s just standing there, patiently waiting like a kid who’s mom told him not to move,” Cole laughs. “So I give him the board and tell him to get out there. He looks at me, and asks, ‘Got any wax?’”
Curren’s quest for the perfect quiver continues, and thanks to these new unearthed lost reels from Free Scrubber, we get to enjoy a little more of the man’s magic and mystique.