Longtime Goleta surfer Keith Zandona was kind enough to share this classic article about
Campus Point from Surfer magazine in 1965. It was written by one Dewey Schurman; wonder
where he is now….
Look at this photo closely. Where’s he standing?
He’s well south of the stairs, if they even existed yet …..
Man, these days, if Goleta Surfing wrote a story this straight out about any spot,
we’d be burned at the stake. So many details.
Times have changed.
You guys still
So there they are…the Poles.
Now just a name that most don’t even stop to ponder….
But who knows why those poles are there??
“……Threat to close Campus Beach due
to increasing acts of vandalism”!
Must have been those damn locals…
In this text, Schurman describes a sunny July day.
“156 boards in the water with the surf running about one foot.”
And he mentions how Kemp Aaberg and others had it all to themselves a few years earlier. The
exact same gripe we have today about certain other spots in Goleta! The more things change,
the more they stay the same….
Another notable thing here: among the newcomers ” from the South Bay” he mentions are
Doug Roth, who went on to became a legendary Goleta shaper and opened one of Goleta’s first
surf shops, and Jeff Kruthers, who is now the Hollister Ranch Realtor.
A huge thank you to Keith Zandona for sharing this vintage snap shot of
Goleta Surf history.
Keith first surfed Campus in 1959 and went on to have a long career
defending our coast with Surfrider.
We hope to have more from Keith in the near future.