EOS Features

“LYNNE BOYER: RAISING THE LEVEL,” BY BRIAN GILLOGLY (1977)

Brian Gillogly's profile on Lynne Boyer ran in the March 1978 issue of SURFER. This version has been slightly edited. * * * Near the bottom of a thick Sunset Beach ledge, she engages the rail and sets a defiantly tight course. Long legs slightly bent and lean torso pitched well forward, she jets along a very straight, clean line until that point where the energy momentarily recedes; where the...

"THE $150,000 JAVA TRIP," DREW KAMPION (1980)

Drew Kampion's feature on the making of ABC-TV's Grajagan episode of American Sportsman, which aired in Spring of 1981, ran in the December 1980 issue of Surfing. This version has been slightly edited. * * * Some years ago, while traveling in the Indonesian archipelago, well-known Long Island pro surfer Ricky Rasmussen and a few others visited a long, perfect wave that wrapped along a jungle-...

“DAVOLI’S SKILL RULES HEART, SURFING WORLD,” PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY (1978)

Howard Gottlieb's feature on pro surfer Linda Davoli ran in the June 19, 1978, issue of the Press of Atlantic City. This version has been slightly edited. * * * She likes to party, and over the years she’s developed a reputation as a table-top dancer. But Linda Davoli would rather be balanced on a surfboard than a table. The 21-year-old Brigantine surfer admits that surfing is her life. As...

"SURFING FILM IS A WIPEOUT" - REVIEWS FOR 1976 MOVIE "GO FOR IT"

Go For It, produced by surf filmmaker Hal Jepsen and retired NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain, was released in 1976. "Action sports" was not yet the term of choice, but Go For It touched almost all the bases as it focused on surfing, skiing, climbing, skateboarding, climbing and hang-gliding. The idea was to produce an Endless Summer-like mainstream hit, but things did not work out that way. Here is a ...

1976 VENTURA SKATEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS

"SKATEBOARD MEET ON TAP," Ventura County Star, Feb 13, 1975 The second annual Ventura Skateboarding Championships will be conducted Saturday and Sunday in Grant Park overlooking Downtown Ventura, beginning at 9 AM Saturday and 8 AM Sunday. Competition is scheduled to run all day on both days with finals on Sunday. Some 230 participants are expected to compete for titles in freestyle, slalom, and...

"LAST NIGHT A DRIVE-THRU SAVED MY LIFE" - WHY THE DRIVE-THRU SERIES IS THE COOLEST THING IN SURF CULTURE RIGHT NOW

Derek Rielly's feature on the Drive-Thru series ran in the July 2005 issue of Stab magazine. This version has been slightly edited. * * * You surf? Oh, I get it, so you ride longboards, paint, play a beat-up acoustic guitar between sessions, enjoy photography, gallery openings, shooting Super-8 film and staring into exotic sunsets while your long hair billows in the wind. I don't do any of t...

“MAKING HISTORY: RESULTS FROM THE 1974 SMIRNOFF PRO-AM ARE STILL COMING IN” BY MATT WARSHAW (2005)

Matt Warshaw's look at the 1974 Smirnoff, and the fallout in years to come, ran in the December 2005 issue of the Surfer's Journal. * * * Being a surf historian isn't so bad. I whip through Ben Marcus' surfing crossword puzzles standing on my head, get perfect scores on surf trivia quizzes, and page through the latest surf books and mags like a Wimbledon umpire, coiled and ready to bark out ...

“POP: THE FAMILY AIKAU,” BY KIMO HOLLINGER (1977)

Kimo Hollinger's look at Pop Aikau, and the Aikau family, ran in the November 1977 issue of SURFER Magazine. This version has been slightly edited. * * * The invitation read, “Come Help Us Celebrate the First Birthday of Gerald Kelii Aikau.” I thought to myself, “Wow, another luau at the Aikau’s. Are you ready for it?” I decided I was. I telephoned Pop and asked him if there was anything I c...

EDDIE AIKAU’S WAIMEA BAY MEMORIAL SERVICE: “HAWAII GATHERS TO HONOR THE SAILOR WHO DIDN’T RETURN FROM SEA,” HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN (1978)

Robert Bone's story about Eddie Aikau's memorial service ran on the front page of the April 2, 1978, issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. * * * The sun shone, the wind blew, and the relentless blue-and-white surf crashed against the steep sand of Waimea Bay while they honored Eddie Aikau in speeches, flowers, songs, and prayers. Yesterday’s hour-long funeral service for the Hokule'a crewman ...