Posted: April 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Gerry “Popout” Manion’s performances on big days at The Point were the talk of the town in the late 70’s. Popout was an animal when it came to taking the biggest and heaviest sets. Not sure where the name Popout came from but in the early 70’s the first cheap mass produced machine moulded surfboards appeared on the surfing scene and they were called Popouts, maybe there’s a connection. This shot was taken in the early 80’s on his Waterforce gun typified his steely determined approach to riding Second Reef. Pic Chris Stroh.

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