I first saw Gary surf on a summer day in New Jersey in 1965. In those days there was no internet media. No cell phones. The communication was word of mouth, the Jersey shore version of the coconut wireless. The word on our beach was that the Surfboards Hawaii team captained by Dick Catri was in town for the Atlantic States Contest and would be surfing at the Surf Club in Ortley Beach. It was a beautiful summer day. Glassy morning and a solid summer swell of about 3’.
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