Classic Surfing photos.

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davywayback started the topic in Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 at 5:57pm

..Such a subjective area. We all have different images of surfing which are meaningful to us. ...Might be good to see what's about the most memorable moment pictured you might have ( there's plenty of those thats for sure ) filed back there in your memory and hopefully as hard copy. Here's my 2 : In 1968 I missed out on representing W.A. in the National Titles in Sydney. The few years prior was an interesting time in surfing. As far as I can recall I was still kind of hanging on to the dusk of the original long board era but something in my bones was telling me that there was something " afoot ".
I'll never forget watching the footage that was brought back to my then club in W.A. of the Long Reef heats.
It's a long time ago, but from memory , David " Baddy " Treloare , - my hero, and Wayne Lynch were timing it, running into the water grabbing the rails , and doing flip 360 re entries ( that's the best as I can describe it ) in the shore break while waiting for their heat. Remember - this is 1968. I could not believe what I was seeing. The following week I was in at Cordingley's surf shop ordering a board just like theirs. ..The rest is history - literally.

Baddy Treloare dragging his arse in one of his signature drop knee backhand turns. For me, this is the essence of cool.

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thermalben commented Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 at 6:06pm

Great photo - who took it?

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davywayback commented Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 at 6:10pm

Nat, likewise. Burying a rail on his V bottom at Long reef.

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davywayback commented Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 at 6:23pm

thermalben wrote:

Great photo - who took it?

Good question. A couple of years ago I'd been googling to try to find photos of David Treloare. There weren't many - hardly any. A month later I was browsing a site - can't remember its name. Was a site - history of Australian surfing - focusing on board design etc. That's where I found this photo. It was on a late 60s double page spread of Tracks Magazine.

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davywayback commented Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 at 6:23pm

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