Bob Freeman’s Silver Bullet

In the late '60s Catri and Propper lured me away from Hansen Surfboards to join the Hobie Team and gave me one of Hobie'…

Posted by Free Surf on Tuesday, June 18, 2019


  • Killer stuff Bob keep it coming!

    Dan Sullivan24 July, 2019
  • Bob I was surfing the Cocoa pier August 8, 1976 when hurricane Belle was due east of the pier.
    The surf was in the 8 to 10 ft range with bigger sets. The wind was 15 mph plus off shore causing the waves to be nearly vertical for 20 yards before they broke. I was riding a brand new Tollman and Reeves that I had custom made. It was a mini gun shape and there were 10 or more people with cameras standing at the end of the pier taking pictures. Some pilons had broken off but were still attached to the pier by ropes so when a big set went by they would slam against the bottom of the pier jarring the photographers.
    Do you know of anyone who was there taking pictures? There were probably 20 surfers out that day but only myself and 2 others were catching and riding the waves. I will offer cash for copies of photos taken from the pier that day.

    Vincent Mangiaforte4 September, 2019
    • Hello Vincent- Bob is not a moderator on this website so he would not see this. If I hear of anyone with photos from that day I will let you know.

      John Hughes23 September, 2019
  • Thank you Mr.Hughes. I have one correction to make. It was a Tomb and Reeves surfboard .

    Vincent Mangiaforte24 September, 2019

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