Buffalo Keaulana was there with his good friend George Downing watching the beach surf. I asked Buffalo about his first surfboard.
Zuma Jay Wagner remains one of the vintage surf icons like Lance Carson of the Malibu area. I stopped by his shop on Pacific Coast Highway just yards from the Malibu Pier to ask him if he could remember his very first surfboard.
Long time resident of the Southern California Coast, former surf shop owner, and a member of the board of directors for the California Surf Museum, Jeff Myers
Sydney Iaukea was raised as a water girl from day one. Surfing and paddling have been integral constants in her life. She also attended Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii where she ultimately completed a doctorate in Political Science and published a book about her Great Great Grandfather Curtis Piehu Iaukea and his relationship with Queen Liliuokalani before, during, and after the overthrow of her monarchy.
Paul Strauch carved his way through the Makaha Surf Contests and the World Surfing Championships in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s. Credited with inventing the cheater five nose ride and participating in some early surf films like Endless Summer and Gun Ho, Paul left his mark as the smooth local Hawaii boy who would become one of the original members of the Duke Kahanamoku surf team.
This is Lance Carson, the Malibu surfing legend, talking about his first surfboard and exposure to the surfing experience.
he Director of the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach stood still long enough to tell me about his first surfboard and early days of surfing in Huntington
This is Sophia Tiare Bartlow talking about her first surfboard and exposure to the surfing experience.
While watching the 2013 Vans World Cup of Surfing, I was introduced to former pro surfer and extreme sports athlete Whitney Guild.
Australian Surfing personality Nicholas Atkins here on Oahu working the 2013 Vans World Cup of Surfing contestant camera interviews.
I caught up with Cary at his booth at the Hawaiian Vintage Surf Auction event and asked him about his very first surfboard
Just after Mick Fanning sewed up his third ASP world championship by making the semifinals of the 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters, I ran into some Aussie boys partying on the beach and celebrating Mick's win. I asked Michael Smith to tell me about his very first surfboard.
I met Boya Fulkerson selling some cool surfing cards. I asked him to tell me about his first surfboard and this is what he said. He is an Ala Moana Bowls guy.
Noah Gibson was at the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach working with the Sustainable Coastlines group. I put him on the spot to tell me about his first surfboard.