Ian Riggs is a surfer. Actually he’s a skater who surfs, but that clarification was the source of one of the daily retorts and heated conversations that spice up his already hilarious posts from McKevlin’s headquarters on Folly Beach. Staunchly anti-“pop-out” (boards shaped and created by machines rather than by hand), Riggs doesn’t hesitate to call out the other stores in town that carry them, and he’s equally quick to poke fun at some surfers’ overzealous affiliation to particular breaks like the Washout. Although his comments generate some angry banter, they’re all in good fun, and the underlying theme is to encourage and help people to pursue the sport. And if you come into the store wearing way-too-short shorts or have a ridiculous looking wipeout, and Riggs is around with his camera, watch out — he’ll post it, and we’ll all have a good laugh. With you, of course.
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