I have never surfed. I suspect it is because I have poor balance . Hence I have never skied, surfed or skateboarded. I have a girl who comes and does her own welding and she had cut the hole out of a spiked offcut of steel and it suggested a fish to me so I went further, added scales eyes and fins and then wondered what to do with it. I had previously made several characters in a variety of poses and one looked like a surfer so the two pieces came together to create extreme surfing..