Monday, April 30, 2007

Surfer Reunion

Surfers - Va. Beach 1959 (courtesy of Pete Smith)

Surfers - Va. Beach 2007

TTV shot of Surfers 2007

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing a group of the original surf pioneers here in Va. Beach. They were some of the first in our area to get involved in the sport and they posed for the above historic picture in 1959. This past weekend, there was a historic festival down on the boardwalk with many different booths celebrating the history of Va. Beach to go along with the big 1607, 400 year anniversary of the first landing here and in Jamestown. So, the Surfing Association had a historical booth and they asked me to take their photo again today with the all of the original people that they could round up. Some have passed away and some lived to far away to attend, but overall it was such a trip to see all of these old guys show up and exchange stories and laugh and enjoy seeing one another again. The two boards in the shot are two of the ones in the original shot believe it or not...It was a privilege for me to be a part of it. Of course I had to whip out my Ttv camera and shoot a few...they were laughing that the camera was current back when the original photo was shot! Thanks for looking.


Abby Creek Art said...

These are great, fun to photograph these guys. I love that surfer guy with the long white locks. Geeez, what a bod for his age!

Garden Painter Art said...

Hey, I like that surfer guy with the long white locks too!!

What a great thing to be a part of. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us.

Garden Painter Art

Rebecca said...

What fun! Great post.