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Jackie Dunn... #1379103
03/18/09 10:15 PM
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...he's not dead, is he? This Corky Carroll article in the OC Register quotes some guy who thinks he is:

Did Jackie Dunn die of a drug overdose?

Last time I saw Jackie Dunn he was wandering around the crowed at the US Open in '96, saw him a few years earlier working the night shift at the Del Mar Denny's. If he's dead, RIP, if not, Corky Carroll needs a better fact checker!

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picked him up hitchiking on the North Shore 83...havent heard about him since

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Good story...the couple times I talked to him he seemed like a good guy; I didn't realize who he was at first, while I was talking to him I put 2 and 2 together and was like, crap, I'm talking to Jackie Dunn!! I hope he didn't die of a drug overdose, that would bum me out.

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I remember that centerspread of him at Pipeline. If I'm not mistaken, it said something like "not a drop out of place." I marveled at the wave and the guts it took to ride it. So honored that I get to see that stuff up close nowadays.

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met him back in the early eighties through Les Potts. I believe he was still living in HB at the time. Nice guy.


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I think his mom had a jewelry shop on Front Street.

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I remember that centerspread of him at Pipeline. If I'm not mistaken, it said something like "not a drop out of place." I marveled at the wave and the guts it took to ride it. So honored that I get to see that stuff up close nowadays.




I paddled for that wave with him. Still remember it like it was yesterday, Absolutely flawless Pipe. He was calling it even though I was on the inside. It was already vertical and inside he knew I wouldn't go.

We were good friends and surfed Pipe a lot together in the late 70's. Absolutely effing bonkers. Really! Screw loose bonkers when it came to paddling under jacking 12 foot ledges. Jackie Would not stop paddling when it was clear the wave was already concave and impossible, only pulling back at the last horrific nano second.

He scared the poop out of me he was so nuts.

There were some really brave hell chargers back then, Doug Brown, Brian Bulkley, Bruce Hansel and Marvin Foster and more.

Jackie made everyone else look relatively thoughtful.


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I think his mom had a jewelry shop on Front Street.



That would be Hank Dunn. I don't think she owned the shop.
She moved her family (Jackie, brother Bobby & sister, can't remember her name) over to Maui in '68. As Idgit says, Jackie was fearless in big surf.


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this one?


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" It is not how good you are at something, it is how good that something makes you feel"
Re: Jackie Dunn... [Re: James -Bummer Jim-Devlin] #1379114
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this one?





I would not mind owning that!



...Makes me all nostalgic.


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this one?




Hey, I took that photo--of the boards (see the url).

Actually, that is not the shot. He was in the barrel in the one I'm thinking of (er mag). A near identical shot was in the other mag (ing), but it was a darker exposure. Funny how the mind remembers these things.

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Wasn't Cindy supposed to be a knockout? Seem to remember that was part of the script.


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That shot was a classic and they made it into a poster. Earl Warren jr high school above Pillbox, 1977, they gave that poster away to us as a "prize" if you sold a certain number of mag subscriptions.




Jackie was I think just 20 when that was shot, I was 18. It was HUGE, terrifying and absolutely flawless Pipe. Although it was not breaking (occasionally just capping), it was standing up and catchable on the 2nd reef. That is how he managed to launch into this thing from behind the peak.

I can't read the boards dimensions, I think it says 7'8". A 7'6" Lightening Bolt pin tail was pretty much everyone's standard back then. No idea what length the crew prefers today.


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Jeez, look how early he got in on this one, AND behind the peak...looks like a tow-in today.

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