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Video of the Week – Still Swell At 85

By Dan Hutton on November 27, 2014 in Video

Still Swell at 85 from dean saffron on Vimeo.

The world’s oldest competitive surfer, Bondi legend Barry ‘Magoo’ McGuigan, passed away last week at age 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 was a lovable spirit, this is where the similarity ends.

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 shaped his philosophy to life.

Unassuming in nature, Magoo was a man of few words but his message was profound and this was what inspired the film.

Vale Barry ‘Magoo’ MgG