EOS Features

Advertisement for 1928 Pacific Coast Surf Board Championship, Corona del Mar

This advertisement ran in an unknown newspaper—possibly the Long Beach Press-Telegram or the Balboa Times—on August 4, 1928. For ease of reading, the text in full is presented below, the ad itself is seen at the bottom of the page * * * AN INVITATION TO YOU OF "ORANGE COUNTY" SPEND THE DAY WITH US AT THE "CORONA DEL MAR BEACHES" ON EAST SIDE OF NEWPORT BAY BRING YOUR PICNIC BASKETS—PLENTY O...

"DID WE INFLUENCE OUR U.S. VISITORS?" MIDGET FARRELLY (1967)

Midget Farrelly's article on the Windansea Surf Club's recent visit to Australia ran in the December 10, 1967, issue of the Sydney Morning Herald. The American surfers had arrived in Sydney equipped with 9' 6" noseriders, only to find that the local surfers, with Farrelly and Bob McTavish leading the way, had recently begun riding smaller, lighter, more performance-oriented boards. This was the mo...

“SURFERS SPLASH AT CHILLY SHORE,” NEW JERSEY COLD-WATER SURF CONTEST (1966)

"Surfers Splash at Chilly Shore," Jon Clemen's report on the Polar Bear Surfing Meet in Ocean City, New Jersey, ran in the December 1966 issue of the Hackensack Record. This version has been slightly edited. * * * Despite the rays of a timid winter sun glinting across snow-covered Ocean City beach, it was a cold day to ride a wave’s crest to shore. But at the second annual Polar Bear Surfing ...

"SURF-HERS," SURFING EAST MAGAZINE (1965)

Nancy Mistral's one-page article on women's surfing in New Jersey was published in the Summer 1965 issue of Eastern Surf magazine. * * * The women's surfing contest at Point Pleasant Bench on April 17 developed into an unexpected surprise for all—giving encouragement to the timid novice and greatly increased respect for these former gremlins to the wiser and more accomplished men who were th...

“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...