With the sad loss of yet another RFH grad who loved nothing more than catching a wave and good times with great friends, we are reminded that there’s nothing like seizing a surfing moment — even if it’s on sand.Continue reading Retro RFH Beached Surfers
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 …
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.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your photos and proper credit. Thanks and enjoy!