Surf Mom

My Mom at a Huntington Beach surf contest in 1968 (I was born in 1970).
Photo by Leroy Grannis.

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  • Tony
    November 22, 2006

    Thats so cool….
    Your Mom is awesome.

  • justin
    November 22, 2006

    what kind of board was she riding?

  • Eric
    November 22, 2006

    That’s rad.

    Tandem contest?

  • Doug Rail
    November 22, 2006

    Fidel Castro her tandem partner, no?

  • Anonymous
    November 22, 2006

    Sally SP is the best!

  • Anonymous
    November 22, 2006

    Sweet Bonzer Hotline Lady!!!

    Bearded fella looks too tall to be Pinliner…

  • Anonymous
    November 22, 2006

    Very cool… I have a pic of my mom in her younger days surfing too… I should post it

  • Anonymous
    November 22, 2006

    Stay away, poachers! I’m first in line if Sally does decide to start adopting scuzzy 35-year-olds.

    That sweet woman cried when my dog died. What’s not to love about that?

    Regarding Peter’s beard:

    “Very, very nice,” said a man in the crowd,
    When the golden voice appeared.
    She was gold alright, but then so is rust.
    “Such a shame about the beard.”
    “How dare you say things like that,” it said,
    “You ought to be ashamed.” — he was.
    “But I thought your voice was pretty good,
    And that beard is good for a goat.”

    Giles, Giles and Fripp — “Elephant Song”

    Happy Thanksgiving, gapers!
    Festus P.

  • vasco
    November 22, 2006

    i remenber getting a reply to an email from you mom ordering me to go surf the 2 beatifull Moonlight glassed Pavels!
    And a warm voice on the other side of atrans Atlantic and Continental phone call!!!!

  • Anonymous
    November 22, 2006

    Although now that I think about it, Sally’s tears may have simply resulted from the trauma involved in running over poor Otis with her Camaro. At speed.

    Festus P.

    November 23, 2006

    I’m born in 1968 !! good year !!
    This foto girl, is the Paula’s mom wahine number four? good good !
    Fidel Castro in California (1968) jajajaja, very fun !
    I’love vintage surfing !
    Aloha from Spain !
    PD: Sorry, my english is very bat, is huga-huga english !

  • Anonymous
    November 23, 2006

    Shit. Maybe she was crying only because she dented her Camaro …


  • Anonymous
    November 23, 2006

    who won the contest?

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  • rfe
    December 2, 2006

    Cool pic. Is that John Peak standing behind her? I started surfing the pier a couple of years after that.

  • Surfysummer
    May 13, 2012

    Sally! Such a good hearted and knowledgable woman.. I look to her for advice on my glass jobs and hold her in high regard. Happy mothers day Sally!