Surfing and punk rock entwined with a passion for science

… he would quote Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein in between songs at punk shows … While he still loves surfing and punk rock, these days it’s entwined with his passion for developing ‘next generation’ grapevine rootstocks.


Dr Harley Smith is not your average scientist. Surfer. Skateboarder. Die-hard punk rock aficionado and member of 80s punk rock bank Several Fish. Add to that a passion for maths and science – “and the mysteries of how things work at a cellular level”...

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