Rob Gilley

SURFER Contributor

6.19.11

Blogs

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

Blogs

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

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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

Blogs

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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5.8.11

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Long Live Barlo

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. Steve Barilotti’s name is not an entry in Matt Warshaw’s The Encyclopedia of Surfing. This, in my opinion, is a glaring oversight. For the last […]

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5.1.11

Blogs

He Wore Socks

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. This is a photo of Giorgos Papandreou. He is a hardcore local. In Greece. With as much daily dedication as any surf locals anywhere, Giorgos […]

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4.24.11

Blogs

Escape from Down Under

Rob Gilley recalls the outrageous realities of surf culture in the '70s and '80s.

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4.17.11

Blogs

The Young and Not-So-Brilliant

Young people don’t always make good decisions. In fact, let’s face it: They usually make bad decisions.

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