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    Aaron Chang

     

    Aaron first headed to Hawaii in the 70’s to make surf movies which he did and shared with others. But when he walked into Surfing Magazine to show his film that’s when he met Larry Moore and his life changed. Since then Aaron has photographed some of the most memorable images and shares his work to view at his gallery in Solana Beach, Ca.
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    Bernie Baker

     

    Bernie has been taking photographs for years and is still very involved in the surfing world. He collaborates every winter with Randy Rarrick with regards to the surf contests on the north shore. He still manages too keep photographing surfers today. Bernie is a hard guy to track down in the winter be can be seen hanging out at Sunset Beach in the summer.
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    Bob Barbour

     

    Bob took his first trip to the north shore in the 1970’s. After being paid to do something he loved he said “I think I can do this”. Bob made special friendships with guys like Bobby Owens & Mark Foo. He resides in Santa Cruz, Ca. where he is known for being the first photographer to shoot the legendary northwest coast wave, Mavericks.
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    Bobby Owens

     

    Bobby was a young kids growing up in Hawaii. His life made a big change when his mother purchased a home overlooking Sunset Beach. Their home offered a place for surfers to gather during the holidays. Bobby still lives in Hawaii and works for Patagonia on the north shore.
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    Buttons

     

    Buttons. What can you say. He was a kid who had a big fro and just ripped. Buttons was that kid we all remember riding a Local Motion. In 1978 Buttons won the Malibu open as he was exploring California. Today Buttons lives on the North Shore with his wife and 2 kids and has a surfing school and is a man who has a heart of gold and has his life on a path of richness. If you ever need a surf lesson why wouldn’t you call Buttons?
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    Dan Merkel

     

    Dan aka Man Mountain, was “full of muscle” as Gerry Lopez would say. In the 1970’s his name was everywhere. He was an animal. Dan went on to work on films like Big Wednesday and won an EMMY for his work as he ventured into the film world. He travels everyday, week & year looking for that perfect shot. He still is Man Mountain.
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    Duncan Campbell

     

    Duncan and his crew hung out on Ventura Oxnard area of California photographing and shooting movies of there surfing. He and his brother are also the creators of the one and only BONZER which today still stands out from other surfboards with its unique design. Duncan resides in the North Shore where he has his surf shop as well as Café and in the shops you can see the history that they created such as photos from his good friend Craig Fineman.
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    Gerry Lopez

     

    Gerry is Mr. Pipeline. I met him in San Clemente and had the opportunity to see him in the shaping room. Hanging with Gerry gives you the feeling of a gratitude that makes you want to pass it on others.
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    Greg Weaver

     

    Greg Weaver is a TRUE filmmaker as he would travel with his metal case containing 2 cameras 4 lenses and 15 rolls a film which he was able to fit under the airplane seat. He has created an archive of some of the most classic footage of the 70’s & 80’s as he made movies over the years. Today Greg surfs everyday and you will never know where he is at. It could be Cali. It could be Mex. And in between his surfing he has turned to art making some amazing paintings that follow his surfing soul.
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    Jock Sutherland

     

    Jock has a reputation of being one of the best as well as a mentor to guys like Gerry Lopez. He says that back in the day surfers were waterman and had to be good swimmers since there were no leashes. Today Jock still lives on the northshore at “JOCKOS” and is one hell of a classy guy.
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    Larry Bertlemann

     

    Larry aka “The Rubberman”. We have all heard about him from magazines to movies and yes he is a legend. He taught us all how to get lower and feel the water. Larry still lives in Hawaii and is on the road to recovery after being paralyzed for a short period of time. He will always be “The Rubberman”
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    Rory Russell

     

    Rory was the only pro surfer living on the northshore during the early 70’s. He will tell you “If you weren’t there you missed a lot of surf”. We all have a memory of Rory riding the classic lightning bolt surfboards and always with Gerry. Today he lives in Kona and is shaping and selling the classic lightning bolt boards.

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