Jack Eden

Posted: October 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

Jack Eden started taking surfing photos in the late 50’s and published 24 issues of Surfabout magazine in the mid sixties, which gave the Southside its first coverage. The first photos of Cronulla Point, Voodoo and Sandshoes opened up the possibilities that the Southside had to offer. Riders like Bobby Brown, Frank Latta and Qld transplant Keith Paull before returning north where  regularily featured. Many of his images captured the sport in what Jack refers to as the golden era of surfboard riding. It was all experimental as there was no guidlines and the surfers back then were making it up as they went. Jack below shows off some of his work  which is like a time capsule and is regularily featured in museums.


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