The Tale of Bunker Spreckels

June 27, 2014 by  
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Vintage Surf

Bunker Spreckels: Surfing’s Divine Prince of Decadence

The tale of Bunker Spreckels (1949–1977) reads like a pitch for a movie to rival Boogie Nights: the stepson of Clark Gable is a privileged Los Angeles party boy who is heir to a multimillion–dollar fortune; passionate about surfing, martial arts, guns, and women, he lives the life of a debauched international jet-setter before succumbing to his excesses at the tender age of 27.

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