Wise Family - Fenwick - '69
Bill & Rosalie with their
kids at the beach house the summer of 1969.
Likewise Bikinis were a hit
with the beach gals in Ocean City. Mix 'n
& match bras and bottoms in hot Hawaiian prints were the
new rage on the East Coast. As chief "brassiere
engineer," Bill had little time between fittings to write
a surf column for the Beachcomber newspapers in Delaware &
& Bill at SURFER HQ
Dick greeted Bill
& Rosalie at the Honolulu Airport in late November of 1967 and
waited until they offloaded Bill in his wheelchair with a forklift.
Dick transferred the traditional "welcome" leis from his own neck to
Bill and Rosalie's. It was the beginning of a long
friendship. Dick, the founder of Surfing Heritage
Foundation with offices in San Clemente, is on a mission to
preserve the history of surfing. The foundation needs your
help. Go here: http://www.surfingheritage.com/foundation.html
Bill & Rosalie diving in the Bahamas 1989.
The photograph below appeared in an article about Bill in the
Japanese Surfing Magazine, Nalu, in
2000. Copies of the magazine are in the Wise household but no
one can figure out what the reporter had to say. The text is
entirely in Japanese characters. The promised translation was not
forthcoming. Does anyone out there read
East Coast Surf Documentary film producer, Will
Lucas, has two films available for those
interested in 1960s Atlantic surfing.
Waves of Reflection features Delaware
& Maryland personalities and breaks.
Cruisin' Atlantic Avenue expands and
includes Rhode Island South through Florida. Check Will's
Cecil Lear & Bill, both East Coast
Surfing Hall of Famers with Eric Jordan, documentary filmmaker -
Wise home 2005