The artist first started surfing 31years ago, 1972 age 18. Not many Aboriginal people were widely known to surf nor is there any documentation linking Aboriginal and surf culture around that time. This artwork is only one of two that he has done to date. With this particular work he wanted to produce something that was representative of surf culture, the use of bright, vibrant colours which we see as representational of beach and surf products.
Living at Rockhampton Kevin used to surf at a place called Agnes Waters which is in from Mirian Vale, 107 miles south of Rockhampton on land which is traditionally Korang Gorang (Bundaberg), South and North from there is his traditional lands (Wakka Wakka).
Kevin has always surfed on the longer boards. He began surfing on the long boards and is more comfortable surfing with them than the shorter more popular boards used today. The significance of his artwork being done on long board is the result of the acknowledgement the artist is expressing in 31 years of experience he has within surfing as a sport and also surf culture.