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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 …

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Retro RFH Surf n Freeze

The RFH surfing guys of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Like the song goes, some may say the weather outside is getting downright frightful. Others, like a few RFH guys of the 1970s, may call it delightful. I know, I know … corny.

Well, it’s clear that these guys in the Retro Pic of the (George)Day weren’t afraid of a little frigid wind chill. If fact, they were all in and ready for a little surfing — or at least pretending.

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A Retro RFH Surf into Spring

The RFH surfing guys of the 1970s Photo/George Day
The RFH surfing guys of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

That winter chill is still in the air. The beach is pretty barren. But thoughts of catching a wave into spring weather are with many in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

So what better memories to share with the Retro Pic of the (George) Day than those that come with a surfing crew of RFH students in the 1970s.

These guys had a reputation for knowing how to have fun on and off a board.

This scene, caught by RFH grad George Day, shows them at Sea Bright Beach in not-so rare form.

It was a bit too chilly for a surf, so I’m guessing they took turns with one surfing at a time while the others acted as the wave — or not.

Fun times at RFH! Remember these guys?

Swing Back to Surfing RFH Class of ’78 Style

RFH surfer boys at the Sea Bright beach circa 1978. Photo/George Day
RFH surfer boys at the Sea Bright beach circa 1978.
Photo/George Day

Looking back, the cold didn’t seem to stave off the die-hard Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School ocean dwellers.

We’ve seen them in full Polar Bear Club regalia. Now, in our Retro Pic of the (George) Day, here they are again at shoreline of Sea Bright Beach ready for some surfing fun circa 1978.

Donning down and ski jackets, this crew was always ready to catch a wave — of fun in one way or another.

Know them? Of course, you do.

Thanks again to George Day for providing this original photo from the archives of the RFH yearbook.

We welcome any Retro Pic of the Day contributions from further retro eras or more recent times. Just send an email to evd@rfhretro.com with your photos and proper credit. Thanks and enjoy!