This is a photo taken by Bob Johnson during the Winter of 1940. Jim Bailey and his tandem partner are on the left and on the right side is a surfer commonly known as "Doaks". His real name was Charles Butler. Doaks became famous for surfing at the Long Beach Flood Control a few years later. His photo appeared in Doc Ball's California Surfriders in 1946. Doakes enlisted in the Navy during World War II but went down with his ship in the early stages of the war with Japan. Jim Bailey was well known for surfing waves with his dog Rusty on the front of his surfboard. Jim Bailey lived in Hermosa Beach and was an outstanding lifeguard in the South Bay for many years. More of Bob Johnson's early surfing photos can soon be seen as part of the Surfing Heritage Foundation.