Geoff Solness

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 2:16 pm

June 1983 Geoff Solness. Shark island. Speeding across a “football sized” waveface Geoff rarely missed a big swell in the 70’s and 80’s. RIP Geoff. Tim Vanderlaan Photo

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EBC Presso

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 2:13 pm

End of year pressos for Elouera Boardriders Club throughout the 80s were always big nights.


Lips,Myles,Gopher,Adam Brown and Bluey.

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Now and Then

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 2:07 pm

Touring Surfers. In NZ, some things just don’t change. Loved that old shot of some Cronulla surfers visiting NZ in the early 60’s. Nice to see that the houses are still there more than 50 years later. Can’t say the same for the old beach homes of Cronulla. Goggle street view photoshopped by Tim Vanderlaan.some things just never change (13 of 30) 10650

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Adam Brown

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 2:02 pm

One of Cronulla Boardriders top competitive surfers throughout the 80s,  photos Chris Stroh.

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Posted: June 23, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Mid 70’s.  Brian Jackson in the showroom, and on the factory wall at 57 Captain Cook Drive  Caringbah.   A true surfing pioneer.  Tim Vanderlaan Photos

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Steve Yates ’76

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm

July 1976. Steve Yates. One of Cronulla’s true watermen. Swimming the English Channel more than once, and seen here carving a bottom hand turn at Midway in the seventies. Tim Vanderlaan photo.


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1982. Mark McCarthy.

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Carving an impressive turn at Elouera Beach as a youngster. 35 years later and you’ll still Mark carving it up on a short board at one of Cronulla’s beach breaks. Tim Vanderlaan Photo


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Rod Cameron ’76

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm

1976 Wanda. Rod Cameron. This long haired red headed surfer ripped up the waves at Wanda in the mid seventies. Not sure what happened to him, but at the time he sure was a surfing talent. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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Dean Whiteman

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm

One of Cronulla Boardriders main men in the 80s/90s  Deano carved out a solid competition record  and pro career before becoming the NSW rep for Rusty and later part owner.Photo Chris Stroh taken at The Point.


Tim Gibson

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 12:21 pm

One of EBCs finest competitors in the 80s. Gibbo had a powerful style and was well respected around Elouera Beach and nearby reefs. Photo Chris Stroh



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