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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

BUD HIGGINS
ROCKY FREEMAN
HARLO LEBARD
LES WHALEN
FRANK CIARELLI
GEORGE STREMPLE
LLOYD MURRAY
DICK METZ
BLACKIE AUGUST
PETE SIRACUSA
BYRON KEOUGH
DICK THOMAS
DEL CANNON
WALT WESSEL
JACK HALEY
  HAROLD WALKER
BRUCE BROWN
HARRY CHURCH
CHUCK HASLEY
DON THOMAS
OLE OLSON
GORDON DUANE
TIM McELRATH
CHUCK LINNEN
DON STEWART
JOHN GREY
BOB JARRETT
CHICK EDMONDSON
MIKE HALEY
SAMMY BUELL
 

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.

 
   
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