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Some very famous surfers at Malibu 1959 - original photo © by Tom McBride
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Nick was a great guy. He lived for a while in a trailer that sold bait in a parking lot near Sunset Blvd. and the Pacific Coast Highway.
The photo is from the Los Angeles Examiner, Mon. June 27, 1960
See current (2006) photos of Nick
Goofin' around (on someone else's Harley)
Henry Ford with Hap Jacobs in back
Jack Lamoureux and Dave Goodart made boards, as did Dave Sweet and CON
competing with the standards of Velzy-Jacobs and Dewey Weber.
The picture above was taken in 1959 at M.Nii Tailors - Mr. &
Mrs. Nii made da kind trunks.
I recognize two of the guys in this photo.
On the left is a friend Gary Jones
In the middle is Jack Lamoureaux (see above)
The guy on the right looks like me (in those days) but I took the picture
The sign says
SUITS PANTS SHIRTS
LADIES SUITS SLACKS
LADIES MENS SHORTS
MADE TO MEASURE
EXCELLENT B/W PRINTS [61/4" x 91/2"]
of the ABOVE PHOTO AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Prints are not Sepia Tone - they are clean and clear b/w prints
1958 - My first trip to Hawaii. Flew in prop driven plane for 10 hours watching the oil leak out of one of the engines.
Not many people on the plane so we folded down some of the seats and made a bar for self-service booze..
I'll never forget the old Honolulu Airport and the fragrances of the flowers from the Lei stands along the road.
We arrived at night and had no idea where we were. We took a cab to Waikiki but couldn't see or hear the ocean.
I didn't realize there wasn't any shore break at Waikiki and found out the next day that the waves broke out on the reef.
I was really uneducated about Hawaii. I thought everyone lived in grass shacks like in the Islands in the South Pacific.
This is the car we bought to tour the Island. It's a WWII Navy Surplus 1945 Ford.
I got a ticket one day driving back from Makaha because a friend was sitting "outside the car" with the boards.
We had to follow the Policeman directly to court to pay bail or go to jail.
Funny how they didn't trust us Haoles. Can't imagine why not? Ha!
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Often the best place to surf in the winter, with a west swell, was Rincon. A point break still reknown for it's shape and long ride.
These were the days when you could park next to the highway and climb down the boulders to the sandy beach.
I took this picture on a beautiful day in November 1963.
My photo of a painting on a wall (by Grady) @ Main and Bridge St., Cambria, California
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