CREED MCTAGGART PRO SPOTLIGHT by Transworld Surf
White Dove: The Creed McTaggart Pro Spotlight
How Creed’s blossoming career took flight from a song
By Zander Morton
When it rains it pours. There’s that old, tired adage again. Talk about cliché. But for Creed McTaggart, 19, from Margaret River on Australia’s raw and rugged West Coast, nothing could be truer. Covers! Trips! Chicks! Bam! Rather than slowly gain steam, Creed’s career just suddenly…happened. In less than four months time, he’s gone from relative obscurity to full-blown surfing superstar—a point proven last month when he simultaneously landed the front page of both What Youth and Stab.
So what changed? According to Creed, nothing at all: “The last six to eight months I’ve just been doing the same shit I’ve been doing for years. It’s almost like I was just called up recently. I’ve been really lucky. It’s crazy; I haven’t had a second to think about it all.”
Read the interview on the Transworld Surf website.
During his maiden surf out at The Box as a grom, Creed ate shit on his first wave in front of his heroes. It would appear he's since gotten the hang of things out there. Photo: Dorsey
Creed may not be mentally ready to compete for a spot on the World Tour, but his talent is on par with the best. Standing out on the sideline at Snapper Rocks during the Quiksilver Pro WCT, March 2013. Photo: Dorsey
-Gas Bay, West Oz. Photo: Dorsey
Cobblestones, Western Australia. One of the eeriest surf spots in WA. Cue the JAWS theme song now...Photo: Dorsey
-Frontside full rotation in WA. Sequence image #1. Photo: Dorsey
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This wave—a short slabbing tube into a nice steep wall—is less than an hour drive from Creed's hometown. This session was only his second ever out there, a testament to the quality of surf in West Oz. Photo: Dorsey
Creed has that rare, Dane Reynolds esque ability to surprise on any given wave, seemingly never taking the same approach twice. Photo: Dorsey
Take a dark and psychedelic voyage with Creed McTaggart as he messes with the hostile waters of Western Australia’s Indian ocean, set to one mind bending 10 minute track by Sleepy Sun. Abyss sends you back in time as it unveils and transforms a grip of differing shapes, sounds and personalities.