‘The Early Years of Surfing Sunset Cliffs’ by the ‘Original Dudes and Gidgets’ – Thurs., Oct.17

by on October 15, 2019 · 4 comments

in Ocean Beach

OB Historical Society Presents

The Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents:
“Surfing Sunset Cliffs, The Early Years”
By Original Sunset Cliffs Dudes & Gidgets

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at  7 PM
At Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.

Dig out your Hawaiian shirt for the Ocean Beach Historical Society’s “Surfing Sunset Cliffs, The Early Years” presentation.

Flashback to the blue waters of the cliffs with surfers/presenters Jim “Mouse” Robb, 86, Marsh Malcolm, 86, John Holly, 76, Billy Chapman, 75, Tom “Lizard” Chapman, 76, and the “Original Gidget” Linda Benson, age unknown.

This Sunset Cliffs program covers the years 1945 – 1965, including 1947 film footage of surfing planks (wood longboards) at Ab’s beach.
Linda will give her special perspective on the early days of surfing. The program is free and all are welcome.

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marc johnson October 16, 2019 at 10:44 am

Holly boards are the best.


bodysurferbob October 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm

really wanted to go to this. will the rag be offering an article about the event?


editordude October 17, 2019 at 7:54 pm

Afraid not, unless Pat or Kathy or Eric could write something up for us.


Bill Garber October 14, 2020 at 8:52 pm

I just saw the event with the early surf legends announcement and wish I could have been reunited with John Holly and Linda Benson “little Linda” who I graduated with in’61!
I had a dermatology appointment yesterday and discussed Sub, Ab, and Garbage on the Cal Western campus with the Doc.
I attended the 10 year reunion in ‘71, but haven’t seen any Pointer surfers since seeing Larry Garcia driving a Woody with a board out the back window in ‘66. He an I both had ‘31 Model As in ‘61!

Best wishes to the OB gang!
Bill Garber


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