Gary Hughes

Posted: September 21, 2012 at 7:39 pm

In the mid to late 70’s a young surfer from San Souci called Gary Hughes  name was synonymous with Cronulla Point. At the time The Point had become the focal point of Southside surfing. The big open barrels made great water photos and locals photographers like Steve Core who shot the pic below captured the intense barrels that had been overlooked for many years after Jack Edens mag Surfabout was shelved in the late 60’s. Hughsey was a standout when the Point was at its heaviest but he also had plenty of competition back in those days for waves which helped push performance levels up a few notches.  This photo of a late drop by Gary appeared in Surf Magazine in 1977.