The Redhead Shark Tower Rocks have always meant a lot to most Redhead locals, it has the best ring side seat to an awsome view of the bluff and the surf.
My daughter Lia in 1976 playing in the storm blown foam in front of the Redhead Shark Tower. This photo also appears on the ABC Website – You know you grew up in Newcastle when…see http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2010/02/22/2826363.htm
Lia Redhead Shark Tower 1976
After a storm around 1975 the Shark Tower Rocks showed themselves for the first time since I was a kid (bloody long time aye) Shark Tower Rocks exposed 1975.
I remember surfing this day still – Redhead Little Beach about 1985.
Redhead Little Beach going off 1985
Eddo again around 1977 – William Harrison defines the re-entry – goes right over to the dry side and glides back down again right in front of the Shark Tower Rocks.
Eddo’s Re-entry behind the Redhead Shark Tower 1977
Local Newcastle band Pamdemonia take a break from practice around 1977.
It’s my daughter Ellen’s 25th birthday tomorrow – happy birthday Darl.
1985 – After 42 hours labour, a cesearian and 8 days in hospital, Sandy and Ellen finally got home.
Sandy & Ellen 1985
Ellen relaxing in the water at Fingal Bay around 1989
Simon Anderson is announced the winner at Bells Beach in 1977, all the finalists ripped so it would have been a close call.
Simon Anderson Bells Beach Winner 1977
Awsome Byron Bay Line up around 1980. Byron Bay surf 1980
Belmont South Sunset 1985 – or any arvo there is a few clouds.