Chris Iredale

Posted: November 14, 2010 at 10:22 am

        Throughout the 80’s and 90’s whenever Shark Island was big mean and double sucking Chris Iredale always seemed to manage to find the biggest and best barrel of the day. He would pull in across Whiterock and just stand there like it was nothing at all as Surge opened up inside like Jenolan Caves. Sometimes the reef behind him would be warping and bending but he casually just rode it out rarely wiping out. This pic of Chris was taken by Greg Button one of the best water photographers around that time. It appeared in Surfing World Annual 8 in ’83. Two Island legends  in the right place at the right time resulted in a timeless Island moment.

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