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John Whitmore




LEGENDARY SURFER: JOHN "OOM" WHITMORE (1929-2001)

Aloha! And Welcome to this chapter of LEGENDARY SURFERS.

John Whitmore -- sometimes referred to as the father or "uncle" of South African surfing -- was “an energetic man with an adventurous spirit and an enquiring mind,” eulogized surfer, writer and his friend Paul Botha, following Whitmore’s passing on Christmas Eve 2001.

Affectionately known to South Africans as “The Oom” – the Afrikaans equivalent of “uncle” -- Whitmore spent the better part of his life pioneering surfing, Hobie Cat sailing, and bodyboarding on the Southern tip of Africa from the 1950s to the beginning of the 1990s.

Special thanks to Paul Botha and Dick Metz, both of whom provided images and background info on The Oom for this chapter in the LEGENDARY SURFERS series.

To read the chapter, please go to: Oom: John Whitmore

To view stats on his surfboards, please go to: SHF: Stoked-n-Board: Whitmore Surfboards







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