Surfing at Redhead around 1976

Redhead surfer Col Smith also had a great backhand. One of the top Hawaiian surfers was quoted as saying he was the best backhand at Sunset he had seen after Col had won the Pro Am there.

Col Smith Backhand at Redhead

Col Smith Backhand at Redhead

If you wanted a new board made in 1976 at Redhead, this is the front door  to the board shop where Martin Littlewood (Delta Designs) and Roy Lee (Pacific  Dreams) were making their own designs. This was an overgrown  abandoned chicken shed.
Redhead Board Factory 1976

Redhead Board Factory 1976

Martin Littlewood (Delta Designs) and Roy Lee (Pacific Dreams) making surfboards in the Chicken Shack Surfboard Factory at Redhead 1976.
Martin & Roy chickenshack 1977

Martin & Roy chickenshack 1977

Steven Butterworth 1978. Seve was a local at Redhead and got the hang of the lefts on offer.
Steve Butterworth at Redhead 1978

Steve Butterworth at Redhead 1978

A trip up the coast mid week scored nice waves with only a few out at Scotts Head around 1978.
Scotts Head 1976

Scotts Head 1976

Redhead Shark Tower surf 1986. A rain storm came through and the surf cleaned up and lots of locals were on it as the sun came out again late arvo. This is a typical right behind  he tower day with the right conditions.
Redhead SharkTower 1986

Redhead SharkTower 1986

Col Smith surfing in a Redhead club comp around 1976. The negative is a bit worse for wear but shows Col in full flight and eh, he probably won it.
Col Smith Surfing Redhead in Comp 1976

Col Smith Surfing Redhead in Comp 1976

Mark Richards surfing a local Newcastle break around 1978.
Mark Richards at Leggy Point 1977

Mark Richards at Leggy Point 1977

A young Don “Uncle” Ashton on a nice one in the middle of the Little Beach  Redhead around 1978.
Redhead surfer Don Ashton

Redhead surfer Don Ashton

Gary “Boston” Searl on a thumper that will end right in behind the Shark Tower rocks at Redhead Beach.
Redhead Gary Searle

Redhead Gary Searle

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