from 1976 through 1981 Jim Weaver shot 16mm film
of the Windansea / Marine Street scene...
an unforgettable time for those of
us old enough to have lived through it.
i made this little edit a few years ago using some of Jim's
footage, using a live 1980 recording of the
legendary band Jonny Kat,
founded by the late Mark McCoy around 1979.
Jeff Bloom did the recording.
Other Jonny Kat members where Peter Kenvin,
Tommy Andrews, and Mike Parma.
Most of us were kids from broken homes...
16 years old and all sharing a 3 bedroom rental
on Draper street...
cliche'? not really...we did whatever we could
to get by and keep surfing the reefs. Schools out...
completely. Washing dishes
at the Chart House, where a dual finned Simmons
hung up on the wall... way beyond our comprehension.
At this time Rex Huffman's kneeboarding at Big Rock
on Lis fishes was some of the most advanced surfing going on
anywhere...he rode them at Pipe too.
The musical legacy of this area is another story,
almost as rich as the surf lore. surfers in this clip
are: Joe Roper, Chris O'Rourke, Peter Kenvin,
RK...at the tail end of the Caster singlefin era.