Surfing in the Seventies

Mark Richards, 4 times world surfing champion taking time out to surf a local  break.

Mark Richards Leggy Point 1977

Mark Richards Leggy Point 1977

Martin Littlewood and Roy Lee making boards in the old Chicken Shed down  along the Redhead Road around 1976. Both are now established respected  board makers. Martin as Delta Designs in Margaret River and Roy as Pacific  Dreams in Newcastle.

Martin & Roy chickenshack 1977

Martin & Roy chickenshack 1977

Windsurfing was big in the 70’s and Jim Wiley was one of the best shown here  at Blacksmiths.

Jim Whiley Windsurfer Blacksmiths

Jim Whiley Windsurfer Blacksmiths

This was a big day at Redhead in 2001, the waves were huge and some of the  local guys were ripping. Unknown surfer.

Redhead big surf july 2001

Redhead big surf july 2001

A classic line up at Byron Bay in the late 70’s

Byron Bay surf 1980

Byron Bay surf 1980

Bells Beach Surfing Competion in 1977. The surf was good and big for the  finals. I think the surfer was Bruce Raymond

Bells Beach Final 1977

Bells Beach Final 1977

Another good line up – Newcastle Cowrie Hole in 1978.

Cowrie Hole 1978

Cowrie Hole 1978

Out of control storm in June 2007 making a mess of Redhead beach. The  storm grounded the Pascha Bulker at Nobby’s the day before.

Redhead storm surf 2007

Redhead storm surf 2007

 

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