August 2010 – The sand banks have not been good for surfers – except for the hardy bodyboarders geting some gnarly closeout barrels. Unknown bodyboarder Rehead Little Beach August 2010
Bodyboarder Redhead Aug-2010
A week later a little smaller, but good shape for the bodyboards. August 2010. Is that Bob the barber walking down for a session on the right? Yep. Redhead Bodyboarder September 2010
Redhead Body Boarder 5-9-11
Simon Anderson wins Bells 1977. Simon surfed powerfully in
a solid swell to win and he enjoys the moment after a close final.
Simon Anderson 1977 Bells Beach Winner.
imon Anderson Bells Winner 1977
Ian Moss – Cold Chisel … sings Georgia Belmont Sportsmans Club 1976.
Ian Moss- sings Georgia
A Hunter Valley Coal Mine around 1986.
Hunter Valley Coal Mine
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show at Speers Point Park in 1999.
Surfers liked the Ninja Turtles, as the movie characters acted and spoke like Corky Caroll, the 1960’s legendary 5 times US surfing Champion who created surf speak and lives the carfree fun surfing life we all dream of.
Ninja Turtles show
The BIG Right hander in the Sky. Storm coming over Redhead about 1984
Storm Cloud Wave Redhead 1984
Cloud Wave Redhead 1984
Peter Garrett and Rob Hirst Midnight Oils at the Mawson Hotel about 1978 getting serious.
Midnight Oil Garret-Hirst
Redhead Surf Club 70th Reunion around 1977. A bunch of old mates meet up over a few frosty glasses.
Redhead SLSC 70th reunion
Redhead’s Col Smith in his shaping bay with a new batch of channel boards around 1978.
Col Smith shaping Channels
The recent AC/DC Tour reminded me of a photo my wife Sandy has of her
younger sister Vanda and Angus Young taken at the Hard Rock Cafe around
1974. Both very young and VERY Rock ‘ N Roll. Angus and Vanda 1974 Hard Rock Cafe Melbourne
Angus and Vanda
I did’nt take the next two surfing photos – When Redhead’s Graham
Harkin developed his first roll of film from his new underwater camera I
got a copy of some of these because they were great photos. Taken
around 1977 at Birdie Beach.
Phillip Woodward surfing Birdie by Graham Harkin 1977
Phillip Woodward surfing
Chas Woodward at Birdie Beach by Graham Harkin 1977
Chas Woodward at Birdie
Water shot of Peter Pitt surfing Redhead Little Beach around 1976
Peter Pitt Redhead 1977
One of the good things happening in surfing is the variety of
surfing equipment people are now making – old ideas, mixed with the new.
You would’nt look out of place walking down the beach now with this
1976 5’6″ Martin Littlewood Delta Fish. Bob Scarr & Delta Knee Board 1976
Bob Scarr with Delta Knee Board
Eddo – William Harrison. We wern’t sure what he was doing when he
surfed but it was always interesting. Shown here at Newcastle Mattara
Surfing contest around 1977, close to the foam and close to the nose.
Eddo Mattarra Contest 1976
Grant Brooks showing his cool casual style surfing at Redhead around 1977 .
Grant Brookes Redhead
Cold and windy and big and no one out. Redhead Little Beach around 1977.
Redhead big no one out 1977