|Niki Lauda - one of the greats|
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Regularfooter from Leucadia, California; runner-up in the 1964 World Championships; a top paddleboard racer, tandem rider, and big-wave rider, and arguably the 1960s' best all-around surfer. "Everybody wanted to be like Mike Doyle," 1966 East Coast champion Gary Propper said. "He had style. Everyone wanted to surf like him, look like him, dress like him."
-Matt Warshaw The Encyclopedia of Surfing
There was a nice writeup in Surfer magazine.
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|Hansen Surfboards Ad - and look at that Hansen Superlight - wow!|
And is that Margo Godfrey above on the stairs?
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Although this is not new news, Gary Propper's passing can't go unmentioned. He had style, smarts, and class - and was an East Coaster.
After Propper's surf career ended, he went on to become a popular entertainment promoter in the '70s and eventually a manager for comedians. He also, in the early '90s, earned the rights to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" comic book characters.
There's a nice writeup on the Surfer Magazine website.