Night Surfing ’84

Posted: July 18, 2011 at 7:37 pm

1984 Elouera Beach¬†hosted the 2mmm Night Surfing Spectacular with $5000 prize money for the Top 16 surfers.It was held over two nights, the first was a practice session allowing locals and pro’s a chance to test out the lights. The night lights made things difficult at times as occasional glare blindness and black spots made it difficult to adjust too at times. Night 2 saw a humongous crowd turn up to see the night show evolve. Conditions were tiny and mid way through the comp a southerly buster hit causing¬†all sorts of trouble. Unfortunately it would be a one off event after the council banned future night events due to crowd problems. Below Tom Curren in action on the practice night from Waves Magazine photo Peter Crawford.

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