Watch: 90's Archives from the Margaret River Pro

Ben Matson
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Now that the 2021 Margaret River Pro is done and dusted, let's take a stroll down memory lane - beginning back in 1990, when Barton Lynch defeated Jeff Booth, Wendy Botha was victorious over Jodie Cooper, and everyone went left - sometimes all the way to the Rivermouth. 

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SurferSam Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 2:02pm

Recorded that off the tv as a kid and watched it over and over

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scott.laurenson Monday, 17 May 2021 at 3:45pm

me too!

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seaslug Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 2:20pm

The good old days before social media destroyed it all

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Andrew P Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 2:28pm

back when it was a left!

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D-Rex Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 10:47pm

Where is this wave? Looks like a good venue for the current conests.

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Solitude Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 6:48am

How’s the dancing girls on stage?

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Blowin Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 6:57am

Epic. Bring it back!

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Danosun Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 8:32pm

One had nuts

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Kham Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 8:06am

Epic indeed. I was lucky enough to live there for 10 years from my early 20's and saw Slater the first year he went and his surfing made you believe the hype.
That was until he ran into a rampaging Carroll (maybe in the semi's) when the left was standing up and TC was just showing No Mercy.
TC went on to win and the local tv station did an excellent coverage of the whole event, which some of the above footage was from (92 or 93?).
TC beat Paderatz in the final as the wind swung Nth and destroyed the conditions.
Does anyone have a copy of that coverage? I think it was called "Wave Masters"

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freeride76 Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 8:58am

nice trip down memory lane.

would have liked to have seen a whole wave ridden to judge how good that left actually was.

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Finntim Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 11:44am

wow, good to see some colour and personality compared to the monotone, monochrome , trotted out drivel we are subject to now.

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ringmaster Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 2:24pm

Here fucken here Finntim!

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dr-surf Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 2:15pm

Epic.

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rrr Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 3:27pm

pauline menczor ? going over the falls on that fricken giant wave . guts man !!

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Remigogo Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 4:15pm

Big and contestable Margies brings on big non contapated smiles. Great history imo.

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roondog Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 8:11pm

GWS were not a problem back then either

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Pat Hollingworth Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 10:08pm

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scott.laurenson Monday, 17 May 2021 at 3:46pm

thanks for the link!

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t-diddy Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 8:47pm

Awesome! Looks like its from 1975