Thursday, July 06, 2006

Blast from the Past


Blast from the Past, Torrance Beach 1959, photo by the late Rick Griffin.

26 comments:

whats this world coming to said...

OH MY GOD! He's not wearing a LEASH or a WETSUIT, but then he's the only one on the beach too!

bert said...

They didn't have wetsuits or leashes back then numb nutts!

Klink said...

Now here is an appropriate candidate for photoshop.

I'M KNOCKED UP AGAIN said...

Murph the Surff, that's Henry Ford during his heyday. Bert they had both wetsuits and leashes but you had to be gay to wear them. Way back when the only folks wearing a rubber suit were snorkel and SCUBA divers.

bert said...

That is not Henry Ford, Henry was a Lifeguard at that time not a Gremmie. If they had leashes back then, they must have been made from Hemp Rope!(but I never saw a leash) And you are right, if you wore a wetsuit back then it was a "BEAVER TAIL"! (divers suit-top with the sleeves cut short and man what a under arm rash)

General Burkhalter said...

Another obviously fake photoshopped photo.

Ness Taljah said...

The shorts look like classic Jansport. What size is the board and is that a single stringer?

still pregnant said...

R U positive that's not Bing Copeland, I think he's the stud who knocked me up.

Anonymous said...

I know, he's looking out at the submarine before it ran aground.

brownhole said...

That dude's got back!

Sal Menilla said...

Rumor has it that Big Wave Dave has that surfboard in his collection.

just saying what i see said...

That is the biggest butt I have ever seen on a young boy.

jerry garcia said...

when referring to the late rick griffin add great.

puttzle said...

There's something cartoonish about him.

Why that's our own Murphy!

Austin Powers said...

I mean really, did the photographer tell the boy to hold his hand up like he was scanning the horizon and then say

now stick you butt out, no further, further, that's good, now show me love, show me love baby.

He is stickly his ass out so far that it's in another zip code.

puttzle said...

There is an easy explanation about the butt issue. This picture is Murphy. Those who know Murphy know that he visualizes riding as he watches the surf. In this instance, he was also acting out what he would do if he was riding the wave he was watching. Caught in mid-manuver, so to speak.

skeptic said...

You know, Puttzle, that's a pretty good explanation.

But I’m still working on the U Boat story and the diving photo and the sketch of Werner Drechsler. Somebody/somebodies have gone to a lot of trouble.

Hang Ten said...

Murph: Call me. I need your email. Hang Ten

puttzle said...

I think Murphy now has your email, Hang Ten. Expect to hear from him if you haven't already.

Wilhelm Klink said...

Out of the Klink Family Archives........


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Old TB local said...

I remember that picture. I believe it was a 8'6" hobie they had cut down and reshaped to 7'6", and at the time Momma Weber (Dewey's mom) was making custom trunks, the board looks big because he was under 5'tall and weighed something like 90lbs! What a Gremmie, but he could sure ride that piece of crap.

murphy said...

The Late GREAT Rick Griffin. I stand corrected Jerry.

HANG TEN said...

Murph: Is that a cut down board? I dpes not look like it? HT

murphy said...

Yeah! Walner and I stripped a Hobie and reshaped it. You should have seen the rails, they looked like the logride at Knotts Berry Farm!

Anonymous said...

This is incredible

murphy said...

THANK YOU!

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