August 27, 2011

The Surf Guide Baby And Her Velzy Stick

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This perfect image has just made land via my friend Christine's awesome tumblr of zen.

The October 1964 cover of Surf Guide magazine featured a photo of Karen Gallagher taken at San Onofre. According to big sister Karolyn Gallagher's story at surfwarez.com, the kid-sized board first belonged to their brother Karl. [The Gallaghers' mom is Gretchen Van Dyke, of the surfing pioneer Van Dykes.]

It was made by none other than Dale "Hawk" Velzy, because he was like the only guy making surfboards in the 50s, at least surfboards a toddler could carry. So natural, and at once, so absolutely insane.

Surf Guide Vol. 2, No. 9 (October 1964) [surfwarez.com]

2 Comments

I love how she's rocking Salt Water Sandals and a prefold, just like my kid.

i love this pic, it rocks!!!

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