Stuart D’arcy

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

Stuart D’arcy back in the early 80s surfing at a Cronulla reef photo Chris Stroh20664011_1541912962526541_586454285536693695_n

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The Workers Club

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:37 am

Cheap drinks


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Something Incredible Surfboards

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

Something Incredible surfboards built by Darrell Eastlake (sports commentator) and John Rhodes in Caringbah ,NSW. The board now belongs to the Eastlake family in Byron Bay.

¬† ¬†Bruce Hennessy remembers¬†“I went to school with JR, and his brother Phil,, both outrageous blokes. John started shaping balsa boards in a boat shop behind the Cronulla main street, Coles Marine. His father ended up buying the whole place and that’s when JR & TN started. Col Hammond from Maroubra started surfing his boards along with Paul Grandon. They were so different but in fact we’re the forerunners of v and channel hulls. John made “history” by being the first guy locally charged with “smoking a reefer”. It’s public knowledge that he told the magistrate..” in a few years, everyone will be smoking it”..the beak declared him insane”.
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Northies Hotel ’82

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:19 am

Northies Hotel 1982 photo courtesy of The Leader.


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Proposed Surfboard Ban

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:15 am

Surfboards riders were enjoying the waves all the way fro North Cronulla to Wanda up until about ’67. When the Elouera Surf Club building appeared suddenly the best banks at “Midway” between Wanda and Elouera were declared off limits for surfboards. School boy Martin Newbery was part of the protest with several letters sent to Sutherland Council. Surfers regained the right to surf midway again in February 1968.The reply letter from the Council.

” The clubbies were totally taking over the Cronulla surf scene with the need to put their stickers on your surfboard. It was the time of revolution. Council just listened to the established organisations on the beachfront. It was a time of change as free surfing life challenged the establishment just like what was going on in the USA as the ” hippies ” took on the governments at Washington State University etc during the Vietnam war debacle. Black rights, Woodstock, Haight – Ashbury, all happening in the summer of love.The Stones, Dylan and The Doors were pumping out the music which went with the sentiment of youth fed up with the old order” said Martin of the event.


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Pete Smith

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

Pete Smith one of the Midway Boardriders crew in ’81 photo Ian Borland

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Stevie Way

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

Stevie Way from Surfing World Circa 70s



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Bobby Brown Memorial Contest ’68

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:01 am

The first Bobby Brown Memorial Comp held at Elouera and finals at Sandshoes. Program courtesy of Martin Newbery.

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Peter Townend

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 9:51 am

The ’76 World Surfing Champion Peter Townend moved to Cronulla in the mid 70s for several

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North Cronulla

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

North Cronulla looking North along Prince street in the 60s photo Bob Weeksweeks

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