July 4, 1964 - Ocean
Mike Hynson surfs at 18th St. OC on
July 4 1964. Hobie & Bruce Brown came to town with
the Endless Summer premier & a surfing demonstration by
Phil Edwards, Hobie, Mike, & Corky Carroll. Thousands
watched from beach and boardwalk in front of The Eastern Surfer
shop. Bill took this picture from outside the break with a
camera in an underwater housing. This photo appeared in
Surfer Magazine Vol 5 # 6, Jan '64.
Ocean City Contest -
The mayor awards Joey Hamasaki
the women's trophy. Dewey Weber & Mike Tabeling look on.
Bill was a judge in this contest. Mike Quillin Photo
Bikinis - 1968
In 1967, on a trip to Hawaii, Bill & Rosalie Wise noticed
girls in bikinis. They returned home with a business idea.
Likewise Bikinis opened in Ocean City on
Somerset St. Models in bikinis made by
Likewise were photographed by Bill.
This fetching composition circa summer
Aussies Visit Ocean City -
Peter Troy & pals discuss
surfing in front of Likewise in 1969. Peter lived with aborigines in
the Kalahari, traveled Africa, as well as being the first
surfer to ride waves in other remote areas of the world. Peter
seems to be distracted. Possibly by a passing bikini customer.
Bill also met and interviewed
Nat Young for Bill's Beachcomber surfing column.
Rosalie Wise photo.
Photos From a
Bill rigged a
handle for focusing his camera with paralyzed hands and tripped
the shutter release with his teeth. His surfing
photography improved. No longer did he abandon
the camera for a board when the waves got good. Rosalie
Eddie at Outside Pipeline -
blown out and over the shoulder of a dark, monster wave at
third reef pipeline. Jose Angel was paddling out.
Both young men later met their death in the ocean. Greg
Noll completed the trio out that day. Bill was alone
on the beach at Ehukai Park when he captured this picture from
his chair. A moment earlier Eddie was locked in the wave
that towered over and around him. A blast of wind moved Bill's
camera away at the critical time. This is his
recovery shot - a tick late.