Rob Gilley

SURFER Contributor

7.18.11

Blogs

On The Way

Rob Gilley Previously in denial about his photographic past, Rob Gilley now rummages through his trove of mediocrity. I don’t know about you, but I love it when authority figures are wrong. When the real world takes their clichéd sayings, precepts, and warnings and reduces them to a pile of misguided bull dung. Like when

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7.10.11

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In Grain I Trust

Rob Gilley Previously in denial about his photographic past, Rob Gilley now rummages through his trove of mediocrity. Imagine the end-of-the-millennium boardroom glee. Photographic conglomerate executives salivating at the thought of the irresistible photographic hook for their impending product release: Grainless-ness. These corporate executives knew that photographers had always struggled with the inherent grain limitations

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7.4.11

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Time’s Betrayal

Rob Gilley Previously in denial about his photographic past, Rob Gilley now rummages through his trove of mediocrity. Fair Warning: One day you’re waxing up your first board, and the next day your doctor is telling you that you have 70% closure in both ears and you need your pterygiums scraped. One day you’re learning

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6.26.11

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Crest Fallen

Six unpublished wipeout photos for your entertainment pleasure, perverse or otherwise.

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6.19.11

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Flushed Away

Rob Gilley Previously in denial about his photographic past, Rob Gilley now rummages through his trove of mediocrity. As oxygen-breathing, skin-encased, finless creatures, our experiences in the water are, by nature, otherworldly—and some of these experiences can be a little more otherworldly than others… On July 7th, 2001, Otto Flores pulled in at Teahupoo, but

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6.12.11

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Lost Treasure

Rob Gilley As the sting of his recent SURFER firing begins to fade, Rob Gilley now turns his blog attention towards memories and stories garnered from his long lackluster career. It was hard to believe: A surprise west swell had snuck in overnight, and now I had a peak to myself at Black’s. For being

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6.5.11

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Ode to the Man Van

Rob Gilley As the sting of his recent SURFER firing begins to fade, Rob Gilley now turns his blog attention towards memories and stories garnered from his long lackluster career. I just couldn’t claim it. The title of this blog was supposed to be, “Ode to the Mini-Van,” but I couldn’t do it. I haired

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5.29.11

Blogs

He’s on my Boat Trip

Rob Gilley As the sting of his recent SURFER firing begins to fade, Rob Gilley now turns his blog attention towards memories and stories garnered from his long lackluster career. “Magic Carpet Ride” is the actual name of the sculpture that stands at the juncture of Chesterfield Avenue and the Coast Highway in Cardiff, California.

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5.22.11

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Puppy Chow

Rob Gilley reminisces about the glories of El Niño

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5.12.11

Blogs

Thank a Malloy

Rob Gilley As the sting of his recent SURFER firing begins to fade, Rob Gilley now turns his blog attention towards memories and stories garnered from his long lackluster career. Ever wonder where the word “softcock” went? Or “wanker?” Or “seppo,” for that matter? You don’t really hear those terms much anymore, and I’ve got

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