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

by on October 15, 2019 · 3 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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Avatar marc johnson October 16, 2019 at 10:44 am

Holly boards are the best.

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Avatar bodysurferbob October 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm

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

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Editor editordude October 17, 2019 at 7:54 pm

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

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