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1960's San Diego Surfing photos

SOUTH MISSION BEACH JETTIES & LUSCOMBS AT SUNSET CLIFFS
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - 1961-1965

NOTE ON THE PHOTOS: The photos below are of two of the Kantor brothers (Gerry and Phil) surfing at South Mission Beach and Sunset Cliffs, both in San Diego, California, during the early sixties, when they both were between 13 and 15 years old. The photos are frame grabs from 8mm home movies. The picture quality is not very good, but the 8mm film they came from is over 40 years old. What's interesting about these photos, is that there's no one else out in the water!

   
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Gerry at Luscombs
Gerry Kantor on a slow right at Luscombs, Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, California.
Gerry at the jetties
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Gerry Kantor makes a backside turn at the South Mission Beach Jetties, San Diego, California.
 
     
Gerry at right break
Gerry gets a big right at "Right Break", a sandbar peak 100 yards north of the Jetty peak at South Mission Beach in San Diego, California.
 
Gerry going right at the jetty peak
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Gerry Kantor goes right and crouches on the main jetty peak. Just out of frame to the left are the rocks of the South Mission Jetty.
 
     
Endless Summer revisited
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Phil Kantor does a (hopefully) comic take-off on the Endless Summer (1964) poster, which showed a profile of a surfer holding a surfboard on his head and walking into the sunset.
Gerry gets out onto the rocks at Luscombs
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Gerry Kantor gets out of the water at Luscombs. You had to wait for a wave to wash over the rocks, then quickly paddle onto the rock and stand up with your board before the water receded. A tricky operation for a kid with a big board. or anyone.
 
Phil Kantor, Luscombs,  Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, 1960's
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Phil Kantor at Luscombs
Phil does some serious foot work on this wave.
Gerry Kantor, Luscombs,  Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, 1960's,
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Gerry Kantor at Luscombs
 
San Diego Lifeguards - Dwain Kantor

1949 San Diego Lifeguards
Dwain Kantor, second from the left in the back row, father of Leucadia Surf School owner Gerry Kantor.

Kevin Kantor, Gerry Kantor, Mission Beach
Kevin Kantor, L., and Gerry Kantor, R.,
Bodysurfing at La Jolla Shores around 1958.
Gerry is trying to flex his chest muscles, trying to look buff.
Gerry Kantor gets some surf at a young age.

Leucadia Surf School owner Gerry Kantor,
still in his diapers, 1952 or so,
getting some surf since "day 1."
La Jolla Shores, San Diego, California.

Californios - Carmel Beach, 1965

Californios
(Carmel Beach, 1965)

Right to Left: Phil Kantor, Gerry Kantor, Rick Cross, Todd "Otis" Otis. Marc Cross is waxing a board in the left background. Photo by Marc Cross's mom. Notice the divers wetsuit jackets worn by Gerry and Phil, the only type of wetsuits available at that time.

Kevin, Gerry, Phil, Dennis Kantor, the Kantor Brothers

The Kantor Brothers
Mission Beach in the late 1950's.
Left to Right, Kevin, Gerry, Phillip and Dennis Kantor.
Gerry and Phil are wearing cut off jeans, which are prehistoric board shorts.

 
 
Phil, cruising at the beach

Phil Kantor (1953-1995)
Phil, riding the beach break at South Mission Beach in the early '60's.

Leucadia Surf School is dedicated to the memory of Phil Kantor, a talented surfer who always surfed better than his older brother, Gerry Kantor (which was very annoying.)
R.I.P., Phil.

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