Redhead surfer Col Smith Scrapbook

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 1976 with Jim Pollard channel Boards for Bells Beach

Col Smith at one of his favourite local breaks 1977

Col Smith at one of his favourite breaks 1977

Col Smith portrait from newspaper 1976

Col Smith newspaper Portrait

Col Smith shaping Channel boards at Redhead

Col Smith Shaping channel bottoms 1977 at Redhead

 

Col Smith in Tracks Magazine surfing Pipeline in 1976

Col Smith in Tracks at Pipeline

 

Surfer Col Smith and Shaper Jim Pollard celebrate Col’s Hawaii Surf contest wins in 1976

 

Col Smith and Jim Pollard celebrate Cols Hawaiian success

 

Col Smith surfing Margaret River WA on an asymmetric channel board around 1986

Col Smith at Margaret River

 

Col Smith at Pipline 1976 Tracker Poster

Col Smith Tracker Poster Pipeline Hawaii 1976

 

Col Smith Asymetric Channel 1986 Margaret River

Col Smith Asymmetrical Margaret River

 

Col and Kim Smith with Martin Littlewood at Margaret River with Asymetric channel boards.

Col Smith at Margaret River with Martin Littlewood 1986

 

Col Smith in Tracks Magazine 1987 surfing big Banzai Pipeline

ColSmithTracksObit1987

 

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 )

w

Connecting to %s