Steve sent us this info,
to visit your web site and wound up taking a short trip down memory lane.
You should do more stuff on the history
of surfing on the island. I'm sure some of the old timers are still around. I think the grandfather of the sport would be
Ron Curcio. He invented the shark fin skeg and had a shop on Ventnor Ave. right across from A. C. High School. Built his
boards right there in the shop. Did it all from shaping to glassing. Then there was Jimmy Earle. He worked for Ron at one
time then opened his own shop in Margate- Reef Surf Shop. Across from the Margate Fire Station on Ventnor Ave., if memory
serves me correctly.
You should mention the surf spots: Crystal, Gas Chambers, Chicken Bone,
Raleigh Ave., Scriptures,
The Point, etc. The East Coast Surfing Association was started in the early sixties in Atlantic City. Challenger Surf Boards
moved out here from the West Coast about this time and set up shop in Camden cranking out East Coast Challenger boards. And
on, and on, and on.
Anyway, keep up the good work and do your homework. It would be nice to see an accurate history
of surfing on Absecon Island published on the web.
One closing word of advice: Don't surf in an electrical storm-
the waves are usually nice and glassy but it's scary as hell!