1969 Jackson Stringerless

Posted: March 25, 2018 at 8:17 am

1969 Jackson stringerless.

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Norm Casey

Posted: November 5, 2017 at 9:18 am

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Wanda ’62 photo John Coote

Posted: September 27, 2017 at 11:51 am


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Jackson Surfboard

Posted: September 17, 2017 at 10:42 am

An old Jackson 66-67, possibly shaped by Gordon Merchant.

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Elouera Beach 1968.

Posted: September 17, 2017 at 10:33 am

Empty waves and a surfboat. Elouera Beach 1968.Tim Vanderlaan surf photo collection.


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Bobby Brown

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:58 am

Frame-grabs of Bobby Brown from Evo’s ‘Ride a White Horse’

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Sand Dune Safari

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

The Greenhills trek across the dunes in 1965 photo Bob Weeks


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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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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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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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