Cookie / Wally Carle Surfboard

Posted: October 19, 2019 at 1:12 pm

Matty Cook test drives a 60s Wally Carle Shape complete with skeg fin.

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Jack Eden ’94

Posted: October 6, 2019 at 10:37 am

1994 Jack Eden and friends. Crescent Head. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.

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Jack Eden

Posted: October 6, 2019 at 10:35 am

1994 Crescent Head. Jack Eden knew everyone, and is seen here showing his surf photos to old mates Scott Dillon (RIP) and Jeff Hakman. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.

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Jack Eden

Posted: October 6, 2019 at 10:33 am

September 2019. This week saw the passing of Jack Eden, pioneer surf photographer, surfer and a mentor for so many. RIP Jack. Pictured here in 1995 with his lifelong friends Peter Glasson and Midget Farrelly. Insert images: Jack surfing Wanda beach, and the very first edition of his “surfabout” magazine. Tim Vanderlaan photos

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Jack Eden RIP

Posted: October 6, 2019 at 10:28 am

Back in the late 60s I had my first introduction to surf photography. In the school library was a book titled “A Pictorial History of Surfing”. Inside was packed with Jack Edens classic surf shots. His images inspired me to buy my own gear and set out on my own surf photo addiction and 50 years later im still obsessed. Thanks Jack your work inspired me and countless other photographers and it was sad to hear of your passing. You’ve left us with a treasure chest of iconic surf images which will now last on forever. Jack you are a legend RIP.

Words Chris Stroh photo Tim Vanderlaan



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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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