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Yesterday's first posting of 1979 reunited Photographer Lance Trout with an image he captured of Sunset Beach. Well, here we go with the 2nd image of '79. Lets see what happens.

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Yes this image was posted yesterday. But Photographer Lance Trout confirmed that he had take this shot in 1979. Here is what Lance had to say about that day he captured this image.


Photographer Lance Trout
This image was posted yesterday as part of the “Lost & Found Collection” and by discovery Lance Trout was the Photographer who captured the shot in 1979. I reached out to Lance yesterday and here are his words of that special day on the North Shore:

If I am correct . That day was a little too big for Pipeline , and I lived across the street from Sunset , so I parked myself there for several hours . I used the SURFING Magazine 1000mm lens on my Nikon body , and was stationed on the west side of the Sunset Beach bay . You have a very pulled perspective there , but sometimes the elements flow together . Loved that perspective , yet I knew it lacked punch at most of the time .
Still , it was neat to see the heavy swell interact on the reef , and the deep channel ….

http://lancetroutphotographs.com/LanceTroutPhotographs/WELCOME_2.html

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Well, as promised here is the new era. 1979. A year when some people thought that the car called the Pacer was cool. Really? But also a year as not only surfing but skateboarding was exploding as well. We rode pools, walls, anything that we could shred and surfing started doing the same as well. Were we angry or were we just looking to be different?

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A new era

I just got home after being away working for the past month and have decided its time to hit the scanner. As I opened the bin I grabbed the first envelope that caught my eye. The year 1979. I was 14 years old and was frothing every month for the next issue of either surfing or surfer mag. I spent 2 hours tonight scanning about 20 images seeing surfing making a change from the previous images. It was still about style yet you start to see the impatience as now this new crew want to throw the board around. Im looking forward to entering this era as we start to see the evolution of the 80's.

Lost & Found II?

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One word. Nice Drop in.
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A young MR on a lightning bolt. This was the guy that gave so many of us inspiration.

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I came across a great sequence of Gerry today. Here is an amazing shot.

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This morning on my run so many thoughts swirl thru your head as I ponder about this collection of work. Everyday I post and image and see the memories of words added daily. I am so greatful that these images were found. It has allowed me to tell stories and share. Imagine if these boxes were never found or destroyed. History would be gone. So here is todays photo that to says history as to onlookers are in aw of Gerry Lopez and his board.

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When you see this photo it captures a time that has come full circle. Its amazing how HISTORY can repeat itself or actually not.

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Tomorrow night we will be showing the prints from the show at Aaron Chang's Gallery in LA at the Mirror Gallery in Downtown LA. But in the meantime here is Here is a shot of Rory hitting it hard with speed, force & power.

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Here is a classic skate shot riding the concrete water.


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He was born on August 7, 1955 and has a laugh that outs a smile on your face. He is also known as the "rubberman". Yes, Larry Bertlemann has inspired so many of us with his surfing and today is his Birthday so I thought it would be great to acknowledge him. I was honored to spend time with him while making "Lost & Found"


Happy Birthday Larry!!

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As the US Open is taking place I thought I would randomly open an envelope that enters into the the 90's era. Here is what I came upon. A very young Kelly Slater. Who would have thought that this guys would become such an icon and leader in our sport. Truly amazing.


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Last night was the Follow the Light  event in Huntington Beach where local photographer Shawn Parkin won the Grant this year proving the importance of what Larry "flame" Moore created. With that said here is a classic shot of a YOUNG pt killing it!!



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A quiver of magic.

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During the filming of 'Big Wednesday,' both John Milius and Jan Michael Vincent did quite a bit of surfing on location in El Salvadore, at Coho Point and at Sunset Beach.  By the end of the filming, they were in probably the best surfing shape of their lives. In this picture, we are standing on the beach at Sunset and I'm guess I'm pointing out some of the intricacies of this complex spot.  This was before surf leashes so the most important thing would be as much information as possible about how to swim in after losing a surfboard in the line-up and not losing it completely in the rip currents in the channel afterwards. By the expressions on their faces, I must have been making an impression because they sure look like they're paying complete attention..... Gerry Lopez








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Even as the film is released and becoming more available for all to see the postings will continue as they give everyone important history to enjoy and re live. This could just be the beginning of something new to come.


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I woke up this morning as today is the day that "Lost & Found" will be available thru The Surf Network starting today. I also woke up with these great words from Randy Rarrick. "Hi Doug,Loved the film!  Really made me realize what an important time in history that whole era was!  It also made me realize how lucky I was to have been a part of it all!"

I think it proves that you have to give to receive.

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I know the definition of quiver means something else then what this image displays. But I would say here is a line up of some magic boards all ridden by legends.

amazing.


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Sometimes I sit down and I begin to write but never quite know how to express myself. So tonight I grabbed the dog and escaped to nature. As the wind quietly blew I could see what I needed to say as it cleared the air.



SURFING. What is it? It gives us so much. It allows us to share and express ourselves with authority allowing us to be seeing in way we are not seen on shore. These are the things that make me realize how important it is to SHARE. As I posted a small thing about Rory Russell shaping boards and selling history I realized how important it is. Yes there were many others who passed this STOKE along and have moved on from this life. But its the ones who remain that we must listen to their stories and support them. Life is fast and sometimes is taken from us to early. So lets support history before the concrete dries on the walk of fame.




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Every winter is another year as the swells approach the north shore. With that stories and memories have been captured for years giving us all the stoke and dreams to make things a reality. Here is a great shot from the early 70's as a building swell is approaching. Let the stories continue for generations to come.



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Back the there were no leashes. Just one fin & pure heart. Jock Sutherland said "Everyone had to be a good swimmer and sometimes they would take food in the water like an apple or orange since we were having 4-5 hour sessions."

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Here is a classic shot that I shared withe Buttons during our interview. It was taken on the south shore as Buttons lives in the middle of the frame surrounded by the crew. Classic time. boards & people.

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After a great screening at the Aaron Chang Gallery we have been getting the film ready for distribution so it can be shared by all. Look for "Lost & Found" to be available in the next 30 days. But in the meantime we are back to our PHOTO of the DAY and we still have not even entered into the 80's. So much more to come as well as more stories as the 80's starts to unfold.

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Tonight screening "Lost & Found"at PATAGONIA in Santa Cruz @7:30. Ill be coming down with a batch of posters!! Here is the photo of the day.

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thanks to Patagonia

Just wanted to give a shout out to Patagonia for the great support!
http://www.patagonia.com.au/journal/2012/lost-and-found/

LOST & FOUND COMING TO SF!!

SAVE THE DATE.
LOST & FOUND COMING TO SF!!!
FRIDAY MARCH 9

In 2008 roughly 15,000 b&w dupe images were discovered in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl Swapmeet. After spending 1 year organizing the collection I have been traveling for the last 3 years capturing stories that if not told will be lost.



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Good old Hawaii on a good old Lightning Bolt Board.
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Sunset Beach shot by a young Dan Merkel in 1971. Good swell, less crowds, and even party waves.
Surfers?

Reno Abellira Yes, that's me and Jeff Hakman, we did about 2-3 go behind turns on the face...this is when you could trust that they knew what they were doing, whether in front of or behind you.

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El Paipo Board Shoot from 1972. I did a little research but didn't come across this model.

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thanks for the good review

I found the film to be more than entertaining. As a surfer (former, or part-time), learning how Gerry Lopez and Aaron Chang got their respective starts was amazing. The collection of old footage provided more than enough visual stimulation to break up the dialogue. Each interview is filled with smiles and tales of the good ole days. There’s also a ton of history packed into these individual stories. The tearjerker comes at the end when we learn about Larry Moore. This film is definitely recommended for anyone with a vested interest in surf culture and its origins, but also for anyone who has a love or passion for any action sport in general.

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 Here is MR aka "the wounded gull". Today Mark is shaping boards as he learned from some of the best shapers likeBen Aipa, Tom Parrish, Dick Brewer, & Gerry Lopez.

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Ian Cairns was one of the surfers used in the classic film from 1978 "Big Wednesday" He along with other mates Peter "PT" Townend, Billy Hamilton, Jay Riddle, Jackie Dunn & Bruce Raymond were the surfers that made this film a classic and still to this day holds up.

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photo. Ian Cairns

Listen to this morning's interview

Did a live interview in Australia this morning as the film generates fans at the Yallingup Film Fest.


click link below to listen


http://blogs.abc.net.au/wa/2012/01/lost-and-found-doug-walker-.html?site=perth&program=720_perth_breakfast

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Here is a photo of a young Aaron Chang in the water with his camera. Aaron said a lot of the times he would look at the waves and look at his camera and grab his board and surf therefore his photography career got off to a late start.

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thanks XDANCE

Had the opportunity to share the film as well as spend time talking to the Legendary Jack Mccoy. Seeing Jack speak about being passionate about making films and to always tell a good story made me feel like I did my job.

Aloha Jack

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While posting this image today I thought I wonder what it would have looked like in color. So while going into photoshop here is an example of what that day might have been like. What do you think?

Color?
Black & White?

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Young Laird?

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SUNSET 1972
SURFER unknown
Photographer unknown
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A young MP
August 1972
Photographer Unknown




 
















WHATS TO COME TOMORROW!

A young PT
More portraits coming tomorrow
August 1972

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Buzzy Kerbox. From amazing surfer to Ralph Lauren model. He was the surfer that gave surfing a fashion image.
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Photographer unknown

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Surfer Billy Hamilton
Photographer Unknown
Pipemasters 1971-71

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PIPEMASTERS CONTEST 1971-72
Fred Hemmings, Jock Sutherland, Bill Hamilton, Jeff Hakman & others.

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Classic Larry Bertlemann hanging out with Jan Michael Vincent while filming "Big Wednesday"

X-Dance 2012 Lost & Found Screening!!

Here is the official date and time.
FRIDAY JANUARY 13. 7PM

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In the 1970's I remember going thru the mag and seeing these ads for large murals that were available for purchase to put on your wall. Here is a classic shot that sold us this idea.

photographer unknown
1971-71

Photo of the Day.

Oregon Surf Crew
Unknown Surfer's
Unknown Photographer
1971-72

PHOTO OF THE DAY.

Dan Merkel Phtographer
Gerry Lopez Surfer
Pipeline 1971



photos of the day

More of Dan Merkel
Roll9 1971-72











Early Dan Merkel. Shot from Shore 1971-72

Here are some images from early days of Dan Merkel. This was only the beginning of what was to come from this photographer.



























new images coming.




THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!






thanks KONA

Just wanted to give a shout to to the Kona Surf Film Fest. Im really glad that the film was able to be shown.  Next stop will be X Dance then the Yallin Up Fest in Australia!!

Lost & Found in SPAIN

I received an email this morning from Spain that the film was really loved by the crowd. It screened two times and people were really stoked. Carlos who runs the Santander Festival  is hoping to take the film throughout Spain for others to see.

Thanks Buttons!

Last night we headed over to Buttons house where we all had dinner and watched the classic surf film called Many Classic Moments. It was a great night of kids, family and friends and I just want to shout out and say THANKS. Very cool brahdah!









THE LOST AND FOUND COLLECTION LAUNCH IN 24 HOURS

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NEW SITE GOING LIVE SOON!!!

I have been working on a new site that is going to allow the viewer an amazing experience as they will now have the opportunity to see the "Lost & Found Archive" The site will also have features, tours, content, as well as a store that will first have T-shirts, Limited Edition Posters, Hats & stickers available with MORE to follow. I collaborated with Designer Ed Lewis who owns the Daily Shaka, Enjoy Handplanes, & The Leucadia Project. I met Ed and his crew from "Manufacturing Stoke" at the NYSS 2011.







































Stay tuned as I will announce site in days to come!!

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Thanks to SURFER MAGAZINE

I met Brendon Thomas a few months ago when he contacted me about an interview on my story. I just wanted to say thanks to all the people involved in making this part of the Surfer Dec Issue. It has been a labor of love project over many years and I know I did the right thing to make this film as it has touched many who have seen it.

also thanks to Erin Kunkel photographer who came out to my house to shoot me.















erin kunkel PHOTOGRAPHY
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1978 sheets 0021-0025 HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 

Yes. Today is Halloween! As the water starts to chill, the swells arrive as winter approaches us all.






The beautiful Rell Sunn

Often referred to as the "Queen of Makaha," Rell was the quintessential water-woman, excelling at all watersports, including surfing, bodysurfing, spearfishing, and open-water outrigger canoeing. In the early 70's, Rell was instrumental in establishing the Women's Professional Surfing Association and founding the women's pro surfing tour in which she twice finished third in the year end rankings.  Despite all of her accomplishments, Rell Sunn remained a completely humble and unselfish person, and might easily have been called the "Queen of Aloha" for the spirit she carried with her, and the enthusiasm she devoted to every aspect of her life. We have compiled a number of stories and tributes about Rell Sunn that are published on this site to share with the world, If you have any stories, or photos that you would like to share with us


http://www.rellsunn.com/rell_sunn/index.htm


Beautiful BUTTONS Sequence






Lost & Found showing in SPAIN!

la increíble historia de “Lost and Found” del director americano Doug Walker

California Surf Festival PHOTOS by Darby walker Curts














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BEHIND THE LENS with Dan Merkel

I had the chance to spend the day with Dan Merkel after the Premiere in NY for "Lost & Found" Here is what I captured as I followed him throughout the day.


Candy Moore.

Candy Moore attended the California Surf Festival and was able to screen the film for the first time. I just returned home from San Diego to receive these kind words.

When you touch others when making films, you know you have done your job as a film maker.


Doug,
Last night was amazing and I can not begin to tell you how impressed I was by your film.  It was so well produced and captivating.  You must understand that even though I was married to Larry for 31 years….we did not talk shop and I have been relatively ignorant.  I have told Celeste all along that I know more today about  what  Larry  did than I did when he was alive.  Don’t get me wrong, we talked, but we had a very full life independent of what our careers demanded.  We loved our life together and just supported our independent adventures..  All the best with the film and please keep me posted.  I am not a facebook  follower as I have always been a private person. Celeste so makes up for my social ineptitude.  Blessings to all of your family.
Candace



Kind words from Carmel

Ok you people in the industry.... keep your eyes open for Director & Editor DOUG WALKER. Mark my words!! And you should all work with him!!  I saw a Second film of his today, another great one. When does a filmmaker have TWO films in One Festival?? Super super Talented. InSightful, Sensitive, Multi-Faceted. He has a very Special Touch. You heard it here first!








‎Was floored by the Sensitivity and Craftsmanship of the first film that she saw today at the Carmel Art + Film Festival. A story-Upon-a-story, first of Serendipity in the Accidental Discovery at the Pasadena Flea Market of a box containing 30,000 images. Then of the Quest to track down, identify, and interview many of the still-living Photographers and Surfers whose History was Held Hidden for Decades in that treasure box. Threaded throughout w incredible archival film footage & still photographs, the stories they tell of that unique time in American Cultural History weave a rich and resonant tapestry. Lost and Found is Masterful Storytelling, full of Nuance and Luminous Spirit. When this special film finds a Distributor, GO SEE IT.

I am honored.

It is an honor to be invited to the Carmel Film Festival this thursday night to share "Lost & Found" The Carmel Film Festival has a prestigious reputation and I thank them for taking the time to look at this film. There are so many other Surf Films that deserve this kind of attention. Maybe this is just the beginning for what Surfing has to come.

Check out the Q&A from NYC with Dan Merkel & Aaron Chang

It was an honor to share the Q&A with these guys as we all took the stage to answer questions as well as enjoy the rest of the evening.

LOST & FOUND Q&A with Dan Merkel & Aaron Chang

Lost & Found Screening at the Carmel Film Festival

Lost & Found was just asked to be screened at the Carmel Film Festival Oct 13 @ 4pm. This is a festival that has an amazing reputation and created by Legendary Film Maker Clint Eastwood and I am truly honored to share this film with the Carmel community.

Thanks X-dance and REDBULL

The film screened with success as Dan Merkel did  q&a while I skyped in live from the UK.



British surf film Festival

Thanks so much to the British Film Festival and all the amazing people of Newquay!!




Lost & Found is UK BOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spent the week in NYC with Aaron Chang & Dan Merkel. Was with Dan all day as I captured the soul of the legendary photographer capturing the city through his eyes and Panoramic Camera!

STAY TUNED!!!

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Showing of Trailer at Follow The Light Party

On Tuesday night in Huntington Beach Aaron Chang could not have said kinder words before introducing me and letting me share my story. It was the first time to let people hear it from me and it resonated thru the room. The Trailer was a success as everyone wanted more.

It's all about the journey.

Thank you so much Aaron, Candy & Celeste for the support




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