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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G&S Single Fin 70s

Posted: April 29, 2018 at 12:35 pm

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The Surf Mobile

Posted: April 29, 2018 at 12:27 pm

1975 Hillman Imp. The pride & joy of a “P” Plater back in the seventies, and when any set of wheels would do. Tim. Vanderlaan Photo.


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Shark Island 1975

Posted: April 29, 2018 at 12:22 pm

1975 Speed Stance. Shark Island. The 70’s single fin boards were designed to go fast in a straight line, turning was optional. Tim Vanderlaan Photo



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Elouera Beach

Posted: April 23, 2018 at 7:58 pm



The summer of 1975/76. Elouera Beach. The “surf reel” makes a great seat for this girl wearing a woollen crocheted bikini. The “surf reel” invented by Australian surf lifesavers in the early 1900’s was the main lifesaving apparatus used on every beach up and down the coast for nearly a century, and now both the reel and the woollen crocheted bikini are obsolete. Tim Vanderlaan photo.


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Jim Banks

Posted: April 23, 2018 at 7:55 pm

Jim Banks back when he was shaping at G&S in the 70s


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