Alex Knost


It doesn’t take an expert to notice someone with natural ability on a surfboard. Alex exerts this instantly upon pop-up. While most of his generation repeatedly digested Bruce Irons’ end section in Magna Plasm, Alex studied ’60s surf flicks with his father. Out of the water Alex stays busy creating music with his band Tomorrow’s Tulips and handcrafts his own boards through his personal label, Brown Microwave Television Surfboards. He influences a large fan base that chooses to zag from the WSL-centered world of points and prize money.

Interview

MUSIC/BANDS YOU LIKE:

"Gentle Thursday" by Music Emporium, "The Butcher" by Leonard Cohen and the album Made in the USA by Sonic Youth. I also love Kim Deal, and the Five Summer Stories soundtrack from Honk. Beat Happening is also groovy.

INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE:

Russ Short, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Wassily Kandinsky.

HEALTH FOOD OR JUNK FOOD:

Health

SURF TRIPS- COLD CLIMATES OR TROPICAL:

Tropical

TUBES OR TURNS:

Both