Jack Haley

Huntington Beach, California, 1964

The pilings reach out and grab at you as you ride by; they want to eat your body. They want to show you they're still master.

Jack Haley was one of a dozen surfers interviewed for a Surf Guide magazine feature titled “Huntington Beach: a Pier, its Pilings, and a Personality.” The article ran in the December 1964 issue; Haley was 29 years old.

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If one guy had was working, and 10 other guys weren’t, the money that one guy made supported the others. Once I worked for 16 months straight, and for the next five years I didn’t work at all. For 10 years, it was sharing. It was a ma...