Surfing in the 70’s at Redhead

While waiting to get my photos restored after this Web Site crashed, I thought I would put some of my old favourites up.

Redhead’s Col Smith well tubed at Redhead 1976

Col Smith Redhead tubed 1975

Bells Beach Finals 1977 possibly Bruce Raymond

Bells Beach Finals 1977

Mark Richards at Leggy Point 1977

Mark Richards surfing at Leggy Point 1977

Martin Littlewood surfing Redhaed 1976

Martin Littlewood surfing Redhead 1975

Peter Kuba surfing Redhead 1976

Peter Kuba surfing Redhead 1976

Peter Kuba surfing Redhead 1976


Martin Littlewood from Delta Designs WA and  Roy Lee from Newcastle’s Pacific Dreams making their own brands of surfboards in an old Chicken Shed Redhead 1975.

Marty & Roy Making Boards 1975

Midnight Oil Mawson Hotel 1977

Midnight Oil Mawson Hotel 1977

March 2011

Surfest Sunday 20/03/11 around 11:30 Semi Finals, unsure who the riders were, could’nt catch the commentary.

Newcastle Surfest Semi 20-03-11

Newcastle Surfest Semi 20-3-11

Newcastle Surfest Semi 20-03-11

Newcastle Surfest  2011 – Body Painting Tent.

Newcastle Surfest Body Painting 20-3-11

Super Moon – very full moon Sunday 20/3/2011 The clouds opened up a hole and the moon shone through the black.

Super Full Moon 20-03-11


Redhead’s long serving and legendary Beach Inspector Wally Berwick picks a befitting board out of the Surfest collection assembled at Redhead Beach in 1986. Another picture courtesy of Tom Fordes collection.

Wally Berwick with Vintage Gun Redhead 1986


Redhead Beach January 17th 2011 unknown surfer on a big swell pushed down from Queensland.

Redhead Beach unknown surfer 17-01-2011

Redhead Beach unknown surfer 17-01-11

Looking over Lake Macquarie from Belmont 16 Footers Balcony on a very calm late March Sunday afternoon, and enjoying a cold beer too.

Belmont Lake Macquarie 11-03-2011