St George Surfing Association 1970

Posted: November 28, 2019 at 6:15 pm

St George Surfing Association surfboard riders club  1970 membership roster. One if not the best club of that era. Images courtesy of Southern Surf Exhibition.

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The Power & The Glory

Posted: October 6, 2019 at 10:19 am

Huge surf at Cronulla Point in 1974. Peter Glasson wrote a piece in the 1974 Surfing World Magazine called The Power & The Glory of the day he and his mates surfed huge waves that battered the Cronulla coast. As a kid I was standing on the rocks in total awe these guys, in one of my first ever surf pictures shot with a Kodak Instamatic camera. I wonder if this image is in fact Peter riding on that day. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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Ian Fraser.

Posted: October 6, 2019 at 10:07 am

October 1979. A fast breaking reef break, “Sandshoes” can produce quality waves. Here a young Ian Fraser on the ride of his life. Image captured on a Nikonos III camera by Tim Vanderlaan.


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Richard “Spike” James.

Posted: October 6, 2019 at 10:04 am

July 1979. A very young “Spike” already charging. Richard went on to become one of the best Cronulla Point riders in his era of the 80’s and 90’s. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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Jim Freeman

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 1:15 am

1979 Jim Freeman @ Wanda Beach courtesy of Graeme Hutchinson


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Brad Hampton ’79

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 12:57 am

1979. Cronulla Point. Brad Hampton shot in the slot with a Nikonos III. At the time surfers would use a wetsuit vest over the top of a short sleeved spring suit for added warmth. The vest was so versatile as you could use it with boardies, a short John or a Long John. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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Rod Cameron

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 12:56 am

August 1976 Wanda. Rod Cameron RIP. This long haired red headed surfer ripped up the waves at Wanda in the mid seventies. No longer with us but not forgotten. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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Graham “Cowie” Crowther

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 12:53 am

Winter 1979. Graham “Cowie” Crowther contemplating a south coast sunrise, and in the barrel at green hills Cronulla. Tim Vanderlaan photo


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Les “Chook” Martin

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 12:49 am

Late 70’s. Shark Island and pretty sure it’s Les “Chook” Martin escaping the fowl house. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.chook

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Winter ’79

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 12:39 am

Winter 1979. Cronulla Point. I thought this guy also played in a big band at Northies on Sunday arvo’s. He played a trumpet or sax but I can’t remember the band’s name. Tim Vanderlaan Photoxcv

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