'Legends of 72' Exhibition
Celebrating fifty years since the infamous 1972 World Titles at San Diego, and other breakthrough events that year, the 'Legends of Surf 72' exhibition will open shortly.
The official opening night is at Rydges Gold Coast Airport Hotel on Friday, 29th April, where it'll show until Wed 4th May. It'll then shift to QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise, from Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May.
The 72 Worlds was the plank that bridged two worlds: surfing's previous standing as a loose, amateur sport, and the shiny professionalism that followed. Iconic photos from the era tell the story of surfing evolution and cultual change.
Of the 1972 Australian team, 14 of the 21 representatives have since been inducted into the Surfing Australia Hall of Fame.
Entry to the exhibition is free, plus by simply turning up you get a chance to win an S-Lab Experience of shaping your own board.
On Saturday the 7th May, Surfing Australia will host its annual Hall of Fame Awards in the QT Ballroom. Tickets can be obtained here.
Legends of Surf 72 has been organised by Andrew McKinnon, Curator Karen Neilsen and co-ordinated by Rod Brooks. Thanks to Christopher Mater and Nimai Strickland from Surfing Australia for helping to produce the Legends of Surf '72 video clip and the photographers and contributors for recreating 1972.