Retro RFH Surfing Stars

RFH Class of '78 surfing buddies Photo/George Day
RFH Class of ’78 surfing buddies
Photo/George Day

With all the talk about the relatively new RFH Surf Club and the surfing success of RFH’s Emily Grossarth, thoughts of the good ol’ days of cool surfing with RFH guys prompt a thumbs up for those bygone years, just like in the photo that so many have seen before.

Hey, it’s worth a little reprise, considering …

This retro RFH crew caught many a wave in all kinds of weather. In fact, they were known for literally chilling out at Sea Bright beach with a board whenever the opportunity arose — and that was often.

It’s safe to say that these surfing dudes of the RFH Class of ’78 didn’t care to bother to wait to shed the down vests for wet suits. These guys spent plenty of summer days together. But, they usually didn’t wait for the seasons to change to catch that wave and lots of good times.

So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day is a tribute to friendship of all seasons and, yes, high school friends surfing into all seasons together.

You know them. You’ve seen them before. Can you name these guys?  There’s another iconic photo of them that features something that would probably not be allowed in the yearbook these days. Do you know what it was?

Many thanks, once again, to the fabulous George Day for this photo!

— Elaine Van Develde