So, who is Noa Deane?
A prodigious Gold Coast grom. A late-aughties freesurfing teen heartthrob and surf mag cover-boy. A famously foul-mouthed member of Globe and Joe G’s band of Award-winning Merry Pranksters.
“Surfs like Dane, looks like Cobain,” goes the old tagline on Noa.
Noa’s famously a one-board-for-all-conditions surfer, rarely paddling out on anything but 6’1 Luke Shorts or his 6’4”-plus Tokoro step-ups.
Noa’s ignorance of alternative design made him the perfect subject for this year’s dose of Electric Acid. This is The Electric Acid Surfboard Test 2020. Free, once and for all.
Video: Sam Moody/Ashton Goggans