| posted on May 16, 2012

Unidentified...for now. Off The Wall. Photo: Gilley

Rob Gilley

Previously in denial about his photographic past, Rob Gilley now rummages through his trove of mediocrity.

Every surf photographer has them. A boatload of images without a name attached. A pile of “unidentifieds.”

It occurred to me that now, in this era of social media and cyber-connectivity, that there’s a way to possibly solve that. Give those photographs a public forum and let the World Wide Web attempt to link up these unidentified surfers with names. A public game of match making. Veritable hook-ups for some needy bachelors.

So let’s see how this game of Image Match goes. Check the photos below, see if it’s someone you recognize, and then post their name on the comment board.

Good Luck.

Ala Moana. Photo: Gilley

Newport Beach. Photo: Gilley

Blacks Beach. Photo: Gilley

West Side, Oahu. Photo: Gilley

Blacks Beach. Photo: Gilley

  • Chongo

    Me. Me. Mmmeee. Yep, me too. Me. Me again….

  • pyzel

    the first one is my friend Robin “Tico” Johnston from Oahu. Don’t ask my why he is wearing pants.

  • Schralper

    The first guy looks like the legendary “Jeans McGee”

  • Jeff

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure that is Jeans McGee. Rode a 6’1″ in 501s. His life was crushed when corduroy became popular.

  • chris

    Todd Kline in the last one…..

  • Smithers

    hey thats me at blacks JK heavy drop tho

  • Smudedogg

    Thought the last one could have been the legendary J.J. Rhodes, but he may be a hair too lanky

  • Matty P

    First shot is with out question the one and only ” ROBIN JOHNSTON”.

  • Shea

    The 2nd pic is of Mike Ito at da Bowl. Pretty sure thats u Uncle Mike!

  • surfboard rental huntington beach

    These pictures are fantastic. That one in the middle doesn’t even look like he’s on a surfboard standing under the “umbrella”