Stuart Kennedy is from Australia. He has short blonde hair. He surfs powerfully and is as technically sound as they come. He is not the next Mick Fanning. While the comparisons were inevitable in Stu’s early years, 2014 is the year in which we ditch them. Sure, Stuart and Mick are similar — but they’re also quite different. That air :18 in isn’t all that Mick—esque, is it? And take a look at Stu’s boards: weird, futuristic crafts by Tomo. Not exactly what you expect to find under the feet of a guy currently sitting 36th on the ‘QS.