June ’83

Posted: July 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

June 1983. Shark Island. Unknown surfer riding a board more suitable for a small beach break. If the surfer is still around, maybe he can tell us the dimensions of his board. Tim Vanderlaan Photo


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June 1995 Shark Island

Posted: May 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

June 1995. Unknown Surfer perfectly positioned on a grinding Shark Island wave. Tim Vanderlaan Photo

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Shark Island 2007

Posted: May 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm

11 June 2007. Shark Island. Cronulla’s winter swells produce waves equal to that of the Hawaiian Islands. Unknown surfer. Tim Vanderlaan Photojune 2007-1 (25 of 26) (1)650

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Front Row Seat at Shark Island

Posted: April 2, 2017 at 8:27 am

Shark Island Toilet bowl, front row seat photo courtesy Geoff Snellgrove

Shark Island Shithouse

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Steve Finebeer

Posted: March 30, 2017 at 9:42 am

Steve Austin Feinbeer loved surfing Shark Island and rarely missed those BIG  days in the 1990’s. Tim Vanderlaan Photo


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Shark Island Tapes

Posted: March 18, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Footage put together from Craig Stroh of Shark Island back in the day.

The Shark Island Tapes from Southwave on Vimeo.

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Shark Island photo Chris Stroh

Posted: December 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm

With waves like this on offer no wonder Cronulla has earned its title as having the heaviest reef waves on the East Coast.


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Soulman ’79

Posted: December 2, 2016 at 12:11 am

Geoff Solness, Shark Island, Winter 1979. In the seventies, and long before the masses took to surfing the Island, a small group of standup surfers already had the place “wired” RIP Geoff. Tim Vanderlaan Photo


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Greg McKinley

Posted: September 17, 2016 at 7:28 pm

This seq. of Greg McKinley was taken at Shark Island in the 90s. Ox is still charging out there today and rarely misses a swell. Photos Chris Stroh

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Posted: September 3, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Gerry Manion negotiates a beast at Shark Island Circa 90s photo Chris Stroh


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