Bundenna Wharf ’74

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 11:54 am


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Storm Damage ’74

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 11:52 am

Another angle of North Cronulla Storm damage ’74


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Charlie Galletta circa 1957

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 11:44 am

Charlie Galletta circa 1957

At the time this photo was taken he was 25 years old and a member of North Cronulla Surf Club. He was riding a 16ft balsa board.

Charlie is still alive at the age of 87.


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Wanda ’74

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 11:32 am

Wanda Beach. The aftermath of the infamous ’74 storms. Tim Vanderlaan photo collection.


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Shark Park ’72

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 11:29 am

Early 70’s at Shark Park. Looking east. Tim Vanderlaan Photo Collection.


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Seaweed and Ciggys

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 11:26 am

North Cronulla late 80s back when Ciggy advertising was everywhere photo Chris Stroh57267751_2276715949046235_3231931463964295168_n

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Gunnamatta Bay

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 11:21 am


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Dave Wilson

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 10:39 am

Dave Wilson one of the pioneers of the local surfing industry and board riding in Cronulla rides his red battleship on his way to victory in the Noosa Festival of Surfing 2015 – the world’s biggest event for longboard surfing. Photo: Ian Borland


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Brian Jackson ’59

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 10:12 am

Brian Jackson (furthest right) and his mates with some early balsa boards photo taken in ’59. Photo courtesy of Jackson Surfboards


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November 1956.

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 10:03 am

Sunday, November 18, 1956, Greg Noll and members of the US surf lifesaving team where in Australia to compete in the Melbourne Olympic Games, arriving in Sydney they were first taken to Cronulla for a wave.

With them they brought the first balsa wood Malibus and when they paddled out at The Point, Cronulla instantly became the birth place of modern surfing in Australia. Pic Brian Keane and American Tom Zahn enjoying the moment.


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