Richard Herbert ’78

Posted: March 17, 2020 at 10:08 am

Herbie scores a dredger at Shark Island in ’78. Shot with a Nikonos II by Chris Stroh


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Gary Hughes

Posted: March 17, 2020 at 9:04 am

After coping a fin to his skull in Hawaii Gary used a (Canadian Ice Hockey) helmet  to cover the “soft spot” where the surgeons had removed a large segment of smashed skull-bone & allowed me to surf and compete, before my cranioplasty (plate insertion)…Photo Getty Images


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Col O’leary ’78

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 2:02 pm

1978 Elouera Beach. A long haired Col O’leary and his younger brother Finbar have been regulars of the Cronulla beach scene for decades. Col is Connor O’leary’s uncle. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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1979 Stewie Mitchell Sandshoes

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 1:36 pm

1979 Stewie Mitchell heading down the mine at Shoes (Oak Park). Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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Posted: January 31, 2020 at 1:25 pm


6’10” x 20″ x 3″ .DOUBLE ARROW ORANGE DECK


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Elouera Beach ’79

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 1:10 pm

1979. Elouera beachbreak with Mark McCarthy preparing to duck dive, and a few years before the current block wall was constructed along the beachfront. Tim Vanderlaan Photo


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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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