Thursday, January 19, 2012

40 years later...






Marshall Myrman took the top photo in the early 70s at Big Rock. His subjects are Mark Skinner and Rex Huffman. Three kings in their court at a time when kneeboarders ruled the Rock and surfed it as deep and radical as the best shortboarders do today. Most rode fishes. The next three frame grabs are the same trio (Marshall, Rex, & Skinner) on a day last winter, still at it 40 years later, weaving through the flotsam & jetsam of 2011. Obviously, the sign in the old photo lost it's power long ago, but these guys never lost their passion for the Rock. The last photo is a group of backyard Big Rock fish kneeboards from the time...with a stray Greenough spoon on the far right. These boards and some of Marshall's classic images will be exhibited at our Pacific Standard Time exhibit here on January 28th. Recent frame grabs of Marshall, Rex, and Skinner from footage shot by Michelle Bossuot for the Hydrodynamica Project.

6 comments:

lyon said...

How big are those fishes? 4'10"?

hydrodynamica said...

4'6" and up a few inches...

Kelk said...

All well done. Try to find info on Dr. John Blankenship... old La Jolla, friend of Woody and Carl. Was steadfastly making/shaping twin-fin hulls in the 70's. Maybe his son Tim still has the goods.

cesar juegos de moto said...

Good adrenaline!!!
grettings

Matt_Miller said...

Hey Hydro,

I absolutely love your blog and this post on Big Rock. One of my best friends grew up surfing there. Do you know Vinny Oliver?

I was wondering if you might have an email where I can write a message. Your blog is one of the coolest I have seen in a really long time and have a question I would like to shoot your way.

Thanks,
Matt
matt@delicious.com

Richard Gleaves said...

Thinking about Lis/Greenough after seeing the sp4art show.... what they had in common beside waves. Kelp.