The HB Boys of 55' (2007)
The Pier Members of the HB Surf Club
Back before there were surf contests at the pier, surf magazines, surf movies and surf shops in Huntington Beach (Gordie Duane opened the first in 1956) a bunch of surfers including Gordie, who loved the waves at their Huntington Beach pier got together to form the HB Pier Surf Club. They were the pioneers of “Surf City” long before Jan & Dean sang about it and they laid the groundwork for Huntington Beach to become one the greatest surf communities in the world.
The Boys of ’55 in 1956 at the north side of the pier
Boys of '55 board: This board, with the names inked on the wood, resides in the Surfing Heritage Foundation museum in San Clemente in memory of the Boys of ’55.