Great Neck, New York, 1965
Like all good surfboard builders, I went out to my mother’s garage and got busy.
“The Album of John Hannon” was published in the April 1966 issue of Surfing. Hannon was 38.
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EARLY SURFING DAYS
I became interested in surfing as a boy at Jones Beach. We used to play a game called surfboard water polo on balsa boards about ten feet long with rope bumpers on each end. The lifeguards at the various beaches that comprise Jones Beach had a league and played several nights a week in a large pool. At about 15, I graduated to a fourteen-foot Tom Blake hollow beauty that th...