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So you think you can trim? Check this bootleg out.

23 November 22


Is this a dream? Empty Malibu with bugger-all cars and even less surfers, San Onofre shot from the water way before the power station, overhead uncrowded Ventura and Rincon . . . 

This bootleg of some rare surfing footage from California was shot in solid swell in 1947 – just two years after the end of WW11.

This is some truly beautiful no-fuss surfing on big, flat, fin-less timber surfboards – these guys are getting it done. And at high speed!

And they’re all knee paddlers.

This is the best surfing we’ve seen from California in the pre-fin era. And the best surf.

The music is Wasting my Young Years by London Grammer. Doesn’t look like anyone is wasting their young years here though . . . fair guess some would be returning servicemen and servicewomen, and they’re all having a ball.

We have no idea of the source of the original footage, am guessing this is bootlegged from somewhere.

It goes for five minutes –  TAKE THE TRIP HERE



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