A friend brought in cool vintage Surfer Magazine...December 1974. What a cool read! There were some really great ads that screamed 'transition era', along with some really rad photos and killer articles! What stood out to me was an article about Uluwatu, written by Neil Stebbins that had some unreal photography, including this one of Gerry Lopez carving a nice long, left wall.
|Gerry Lopez - Uluwatu|
Reno Abellira wrote a great piece on surfing the North Shore and Billy Hamilton wrote about The Duke Classic, won by Larry Bertleman in "windy, 12-15 foot Sunset Beach surf. The water was extremely demanding and the riptide at its very worst." "Real hold-your-ass stuff."
|Killer Jacobs add...|
|Cadillac wheels & Sunshine Surfboards|
There was a super cool Design Forum called Reaching for Energy...about fin evolution, the Aipa Stinger, the California Keel Fin & the flex tail. Reading these old mags, lets you see just how we got from there to where we are now...take the time to check them out if you ever get a chance.
|George Greenough...carving some of the hardest bottom turns ever.|
|Bing Bonzer ad...head shaper Mike Eaton & one of the eras best flicks...5 Summer Stories.|