Kong @ The Island.

Posted: November 5, 2010 at 7:50 pm

  When Gary ‘Kong ” Elkerton was in his prime in the 80’s, during the Beaurapaires Tyre Open at Cronulla the Island turned on and the local crew got to see the Qld animal in the flesh. One pic from this day ended up on a classic Piping Hot poster photographed by Peter Simons. Simon Anderson and Californian Will Morris also ventured out this day.Other shots ended up in a 6 page article in Waves Magazine Nov 87 featured below.It was the first time that outsiders had invaded the sacred reef and came away with the photographic proof of what the Island was capable of. For a first timer,Kong was a natural.