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    80's Surfing and Cultre

    Neon colors, wack board designs and innovations, big hair, The Breakfast Club, skateboarding was a new art form.
    Who was around and what are some of your best memories.

    I started surfing in 1980. I remember going to the VFW to see surf flicks put on by the local shops.
    Keg in the back, a faint fog of weed in the air. And when that first wave hit the screen the room erupted in hoots.

    Cheyne Horan was my favorite surfer at first.
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    Good thread idea. I was born in 81 so I didn't surf in the 80's but remember seeing it and thinking it was awesome. 80's I think is one of the best time periods in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrol321 View Post
    Good thread idea. I was born in 81 so I didn't surf in the 80's but remember seeing it and thinking it was awesome. 80's I think is one of the best time periods in general.
    Yeah. It was a kind of explosion of progression, fashion, music, etc, that was uncharted.

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    Remember corky comments?

    skateboarding was not a crime (loved my signature frontside air over the coping on the half pipe...I would love to drop in and pull one more of those. Ain't happening!)

    My favorite gotcha T shirt said get off my wave lol...

    I made homemade skim boards...they where round...early 80's

    Loved watching Dane kealoha get pitted at backdoor on vid.

    The neon was outta control. My first real board was a neon orange red and green twin fin...the airbrush was rad...I grew out of it so quick it seems.

    Loved the 80s...

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    Richie Collins... as reported in one of the mags back in the day...

    Interview went down at his shaping shop. During the interview, while cutting in the bottom contours of the board and talking to the interviewer at the same time, he ran the planer over his hoodie string. Catching the string around the barrel of the planer, the heavy tool reeled up in an instant, clocking him straight in the forehead, and knocked him out.

    True story...

    The guy was... and is... a legend.