Jim Banks ’78

Posted: August 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

1978 was a big year in the competitive life of Jim Banks. He started the year on top of the world when as a trialist in the Coke Cola Surfabout at Narrabeen Jim managed to knock out MR in there first round main event heat with the help of a 6 second tube ride. He continued his momentum up to the semis where he was defeated by Wayne Lynch. A 3rd place in the worlds richest contest saw young  Jim popularity on the rise. He was next thrown a 3 year sponsor deal by The Bronzed Aussies which offered to pay his travel expenses to compete on the rest of the tour. Banks was now Cronullas first pro surfer since Frank Latta moved Northside in the early 70’s. Banks pic from Waves.

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