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Topic Title: 1970s Surf Movies @ Surfside Playhouse
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Created On: 07/10/2017 12:05 AM
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 07/10/2017 12:05 AM
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chefjoe7

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I probably went to every single surf flick at Surfside Playhouse between 1970 and 1975.

One segment of one of those movies replays in my mind every time I listen to any Neil Young music...and I'm hopelessly stumped on which movie it was!

I'm pretty sure the clip is of a very young Jackie Dunn tearing up a small left, maybe Rocky Point or Rock Piles while "Old Man" by Neil Young plays in  the background.

Can anyone help jog my old brain???

Signed,

"Still stoked at 60"



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 07/20/2017 08:46 AM
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IHBPatrick

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Can't help with the ID of the surfer. But it did stir up some old memories! I grew up in SatBch, starting in '62. Caught the surf bug and have been riding that wave ever since.

When a surf movie came to the Playhouse, it was a major event in our lives. You'd put on your Levi's cords and Hang Ten shirt and blast off to CB.

You should've seen the stink-eye we got from the CB surf crew. The tribe was so small back then, everyone knew everyone else who surfed in their town. And they knew we were not locals (read: not from CB)

We minded our P's and Q's, we were severely outnumbered. Never had any problems despite the heavy vibe.

On one particular movie night, had to be mid to late sixties, because we weren't driving yet. One of our "crew", who we really couldn't stand, showed with a trench coat, sunglasses and white zinc oxide on. He caught more crap from the CB locals than the toilet in a bus station. I'm glad to say he never lived it down.

I just went to the latest surf movie at the Playhouse. It definitely is not the same. For one thing, no one threw anything, whistled or fired up a joint. The CB locals had some brass ones.

 08/20/2017 02:12 PM
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chefjoe7

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IHBPatrick,

We lived on Park Ave in Sat Bch in '63. I was only 6 years old and had just started surfing. My 3 older brothers had been surfing for a few years at that time and were really good...well, the 2 oldest bros were anyway.
Leo and Fernando (Ferd or Nando) were their names, ring a bell?

 



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