Redhead Shark Tower and other stuff

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
Lia Redhead Shark Tower

Lia Redhead Shark Tower

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.
Shark Tower Rocks exposed 1975

Shark Tower Rocks exposed 1975

I remember surfing this day still – Redhead Little Beach about 1985.
Redhead Little Beach going off 1985
Redhead Little Beach going off 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
Edo Redhead reentry

Edo Redhead reentry

Local Newcastle band Pamdemonia take a break from practice around 1977.
Pamdemonia 1977
Pamdemodia 1977

Pamdemodia 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
Sandy & Ellen 1985

Sandy & Ellen 1985

Ellen relaxing in the water at Fingal Bay around 1989
Ellen at Fingal Bay 1989

Ellen at Fingal Bay 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
Simon Anderson Bells Beach 1977

Simon Anderson Bells Beach 1977

Awsome Byron Bay Line up around 1980. Byron Bay surf 1980
Byron Bay good 1983

Byron Bay good 1983

Belmont South Sunset 1985 – or any arvo there is a few clouds.
Belmont South Sunset

Belmont South Sunset

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s