Neal Purchase Jr. – Local Legendz

Going against the grain doesn’t always pan out for everyone. But for Neal Purchase Jr., he has found a way to maintain a free lifestyle while still having his hands in a number of creative ventures.

In this episode of Local Legendz in collaboration with Leatherman, Neal reflects back watching his father shape growing up and to the 1977 Stubbies where his inspiration from Michael Peterson fueled his desire to create boards that expand a surfer’s approach, allowing that rider to ride different parts of the wave.

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Local Legendz is an exploration between Korduroy and Leatherman Sport into communities around the world through the guidance of deeply connected individuals who are quietly changing the world from their backyards through hard-work, innovation, craftsmanship and creativity. Through their commitment to this community, this person has gained breadth of wisdom and knowledge which they use in guiding us to a better understanding of place and self, much like the legend on a map.

Camera Cyrus Sutton
Edit James Campbell
Music "A Strangers Map of Texas" by The Woodpiles