We received this classic photo from Tom Hutson- a lifelong Pensacola surfer :

“This is Hutson Hardware and Surf Shop in Pensacola. This was after my grandparents sold their hardware store to Mr. and Mrs. Waters (pictured here), who eventually changed it to a hardware and surf shop. I’m guessing this photo was taken in the late 60’s, 1970 at the latest. If you look closely, you can see a classic G&S Skip Frye model in the window. There was a block building behind the store where Scott Bush and Tom Grow made Unit 4 Surfboards, and then Hutson Surfboards. In the 70’s Brian Waters made Islander Surfboards, for a decade or so.”

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