1978. Hang Gliding

Posted: August 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm

1978.  Hang gliding at the wall, North Cronulla.  At the time hang gliding was a new sport which allowed this man to fly, and it certainly attracted lots of attention from beachgoers.  Even the seagull looks surprised.  Tim Vanderlaan photo.

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Brad Hampson

Posted: August 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm

1979. Cronulla Point. Brad Hampson in the slot. At the time surfers would use a wetsuit vest over the top of a short sleeved spring suit for added warmth.  Tim Vanderlaan Photo.

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Big Hair

Posted: August 28, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Mid 70’s. BIg hair, was all the rage in the seventies.  If you could grow it, you would and the longer the better.  Funny to think, 40 years on and this guy would be lucky if he was sprouting more than a couple of hairs on his head.  Tim Vanderlaan Photo.

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Midway ’75

Posted: August 28, 2018 at 12:07 pm

August 1975. Midway left-hander.  Shot early one morning with a Pentax Sp1000 film camera, this surfer has a unique surfing stance that someone should recognise.  Tim Vanderlaan Photo.1975 midway1

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Frank Latta

Posted: August 4, 2018 at 8:56 am

Frank Latta early 70s Peter Clarke Surfboards shape.

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Ross Longbottom

Posted: July 18, 2018 at 11:07 am

Ross Longbottom getting amongst big 2nd Reef Cronulla Point mid 70s photo Steve Coreross longbottom

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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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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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Sandshoes & Surfer

Posted: May 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

28 March 1976. Sandshoes & Surfer. This surfer contemplates a snapped legrope at Windy Point. The surfers in the 60’s coined the name for “shoes” at Oak park, after the sand shoes often worn to avoid injury on the spiky sea urchins found in the area. Tim Vanderlaan photo.


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Ed Conlon and Eddie Little

Posted: May 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm

1968 from the Pictorial Newspaper…… Ed Conlon, Eddie Little battle at the Bobby Brown contest at Sandshoes. (Right) Ed Conlon later in life. Pictures: Kevin Hall…photos courtesy of The leader.


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