Jon LaLanne and Rob Gilley

The team: Rob Gilley and Jon LaLanne. Jon and Rob Grew up together in Bel Air and Hollywood, then immediately moved to the beach after graduating High school. Jon and Rob grew up surfing with John Gable, son of Clark Gable, Dodd Darren, son of music legend Bobby Darren, Tim Disney, Grand son of Walt Disney, and of course Jon's father, fitness Guru Jack LaLanne. This would have made a great reality series back in the day. John Gable's brother Bunker Spreckels would loan the boys his Lightening Bolt surf board every summer to take to the beach on the RTD bus from Beverly Hills. Bunker Spreckels was an important and influential surf legend and board innovator. His surfing skills at the time mimicked that of george Grenough's. Bunker was drawing the lines on a wave back then as we know today as our standard progressive surfing. Bunker inspired all of the boys to better their surfing skills. Jon actually stood up on his first California wave at the Disney's beach house in San Clemente. Rob Gilley moved to San Diego while Jon stayed in Malibu. During this time Jon and Rob traveled the CA coast and beyond shooting surf photos. Rob later became the staff photographer for Surfer, Surfing and the Surfer's Journal. This photo was taken at San Miguel back in the early 80's. The second is on the North Shore of Oahu.

Jon and Rob

Jon and Rob