Malibu Zen Master

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Unidentified - Malibu Contest August 1963 Posted by Picasa
I wonder if the guy knee paddling hooted at this ride? Whoever this is, looks like he is in total zen-mode, concentrating all his trimming powers on this Malibu section.

12 comments:

Peter"Pope"Kahapea said...

Aloha,
It kinda looks like Miget Farrley from Austrailia...and then again...it could be Joey Cabell or Kemp Aaberg...same kind of style..always in full trim...just sitting in the pocket and riding.

Aloha,
Peter"Pope"Kahapea

bob said...

PPK - My bet is on Miget... Thanks, Bob D.

Wong Online PoKér Hu said...

I am also not sure of the guy, but yeah, I agree it could be Miget. Keep us posted for more surfing shots.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's Jhn Fain for sure. How do I know, Midget's not from da' Boo.
Someone shoulda said Nat Young, for sure.

Surfwriter said...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's Jhn Fain for sure. How do I know, Midget's not from da' Boo.
Someone shoulda said Nat Young, for sure.

One thing is for certain. That is not Johnny Fain. My vote is for either Midget (the nose looks too short) or a local Malibu surfer named Bert Decker, who was surfing for the Malibu Surfing Association.

BTW - neither Midget or Nat is from Malibu. But both of them have surfed there, and I first met Midget back in the sixties when he stayed with a friend of mine down on Topanga Beach.

PING: Peter "Pope" Kahapea. Drop me an e when you get a chance. I've lost your email address. (bob AT surfwriter.net)

Dr. Robert said...

don't think Midget was competing in this contest..he was still in 'Strine....

look closely, it's Joey Cabell.

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Summer Times said...

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Anonymous said...

YATER

Surfwriter said...

Looking at the photo again, I think it's Malibu local, Bert Decker (Decker Canyon). I'll copy it and post it on the California Surfing Memories and Photos Facebook group and ask there.

Surfwriter said...

From all the evidence - as presented on the CSM&P Facebook group - it appears to be Bert Decker.