JS Callahan was kind enough to share with PostSurf these iconic photographs from an era passed, along with his recollections:
"15 images of Olde School North Shore Power Surfing.
Men were men, waves were big and mean, and turns were done with the rail buried. Nary a little kid, an air nor a tailslide to be seen.
Lunatics like Marvin Foster went left at Waimea for attention and photos.
Promotional video was in its infancy, auteurs sweated and toiled with cumbersome 16mm film cameras, cursing sun-blocking overcast and clouds; blown tube rides that wasted precious film stock were roundly cursed."
Bragging rights go to the reader who first identifies all surfers below.
Speaking of eras passed: The ASP Brazil event kicked off this morning. So far, it smells like a musty 80s grovel throwback. Retro is in. Live feed