Various photos of Redhead’s Col Smith from his surfing career.
Col Smith was Australian Champion and placed in 3 Hawaiian Contests in 1976.
Col helped pioneer Channel Bottom Surfboards, first surfing Jim Pollard’s boards with the rolled edge “corrugated” style, then with Martin Littlewood Delta Designs making the hard edged Clinker channels, Col went on to making his own boards and also worked with other board builders, mostly shaping 6 channels with “Bee” tails.
Col Smith with Jim Pollard channel boards for Bells Beach 1976
Col Smith at one of his favourite local breaks 1977
Col Smith portrait from newspaper 1976
Col Smith shaping Channel boards at Redhead
Col Smith in Tracks Magazine surfing Pipeline in 1976
Surfer Col Smith and Shaper Jim Pollard celebrate Col’s Hawaii Surf contest wins in 1976
Col Smith surfing Margaret River WA on an asymmetric channel board around 1986
Col Smith at Pipline 1976 Tracker Poster
Col Smith Asymetric Channel 1986 Margaret River
Col and Kim Smith with Martin Littlewood at Margaret River with Asymetric channel boards.
Col Smith in Tracks Magazine 1987 surfing big Banzai Pipeline