Gary Lynch grew up in southern California
and learned to surf during the 60s. In the 70s Gary migrated north and lived
in Humboldt County for twenty-one years, working here and riding the Northcoast
waves before settling on California's Centralcoast. During his northern years,
Gary honed his skills as a photographer and began serious research on surfing
and its great men of old. His numerous historical articles and photographs have
appeared in Surfer, Surfing, The Surfers Journal, Nalu (Japan), The
Surfers Path (England), National Geographic, and numerous environmental
magazines. His fifteen-years project on the history of Thomas E. Blake has resulted
in two fine, detailed books: Tom Blake Surfing: 1922-1932; and Tom
Blake: The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman. (See the "Links";
button on home page to order these books.)
Gary has been an invaluable source of information and encouragement for Born-Again Boards and its projects.
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