This history is not particular to the month that it is listed (in this case, "October 2017"). It's just that the material concerning the surfing history or item of surfing cultural significance reached my desk on that month and that is the month I've collected a group of the best. Material ranges from the earliest recorded writings about surfing to the latest video, just released. As a writer of surfing's history and culture for over 25 years, this is information I feel is important for readers and viewers who are most interested in our history as surfers and the culture we share.
This first group consists of links I've collected during the month of October 2017 (LEGENDARY SURFERS Newsletter #99). Each month I will pass along a new list for you to check out. Aloha!
- “Voodoo Child” clip from “Surfers: The Movie” by Bill Delaney, 1990; courtesy of Randy Nauert.
- “Marge Calhoun: Surfing’s Golden Girl (1924-2017),” by JaneSchmaus, California Surf Museum, September 2017.
- “Surfhenge and the surfing benches of Imperial Beach,” by Paul Spear, San Diego Reader, May 17, 2017.
- “Mike Bright ‘occupied a really special place in the history of our sport,’” by Ed Chan, Volleyballmag.com, October 2, 2017.
- “Search For Surf,” best clips from Greg Nolls films, 1956-1961 with commentary by Greg and Bruce Brown.
- “Random Bluff Notes,” by Duncan du Bois, Southland Sun, October 10, 2017. South Africa, 1972-1986.
- “Phil Jarratt tells of unlikely ’70s truce between Aussies and Hawaiians thanks to Sir Bruce Small,” by Nicholas McElroy, Gold Coast Bulletin, 16 October 2017.
Mike Bright - Melbourne, Australia. Photo courtesy of the Bright Family.