Friday, May 3, 2019

April Beach Scenes

Some fun waves, lots of rain and fog. Because this blog was beginning to look more like an obituary page.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Mike Doyle 1941-2019, towering figure in an age of giants.

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.

Photo: Ron Stoner
Hansen Surfboards Ad - and look at that Hansen Superlight - wow!
And is that Margo Godfrey above on the stairs?
Photo: Grannis

Mike Doyle from ENCYCLOPEDIA of SURFING on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Floridian Legend Gary Propper

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.

Gary Propper from ENCYCLOPEDIA of SURFING on Vimeo.