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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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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The Island Nov ’76

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 8:49 am

November 1976.  The new short board revolution made it possible to ride Shark Island. An early pioneer exploring the possibilities. Tim Vanderlaan photo.

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Ian Revell

Posted: May 10, 2016 at 7:04 pm

Ian Revell takes a heavy wipeout at Shark Island in the 80’sunknown shark is 80s

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Shark Island 80’s

Posted: March 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm

No one out photo Butto

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May ’79 Shark Island.

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 1:37 am

May 1979.  A suicidal mission with unknown consequences.  This unidentified surfer charging at the island on a single fin, and a few years before the introduction of the tri fin boards.  Tim Vanderlaan photo


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Shark Island. 24 November 1976.

Posted: September 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Shark Island. 24 November 1976. When this photo was taken almost 40 years ago, those that took on the Island were not always sure which waves to ride. This early pioneer realising that this wave was the wrong one. Tim Vanderlaan.


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