11/11/09

Lightning Bolt

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I remember back in the 70's i was a kid surfing in Biarritz, it was the end of the Longboards and the beginning of the shortboards and we were all dreaming about surfing an original Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt



Gerry Lopez and Jack Shipley started Lightning Bolt Surfboards in the summer of 1972 in Honolulu. According to Jerry it was just a stupid name they came up with but it made a nice symbol on the
deck of a surfboard. A lot more than a nice symbol: this was when Gerry Lopez and Rory Russell were ruling Pipeline on Lightning Bolt surfboards.


Picture courtesy of : vintagebolt


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4 comments:

vincent said...

For sure Frank Lightning Bolt was the "must" in the 7Os, but to be complete, you forgot a picture of a red original with the yellow lightning... we've to fix it

TOKYO RISING said...

TOTALEMENT COTE DES BASQUES

Frank Sider said...

... is it good or wrong Tokyo ??

TOKYO RISING said...

i don't know ... i never go to japan... one day may be...