Category Archives: Localism

When Witzig turned on his brothers.

In the early 70s some young surfers had found a place to get right away from it all, society the Vietnam draft ,parents, police, a place that had great waves in the middle of  no where a young person could … Continue reading

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Fast Eddie welcoming Peter Townend to the Islands

I don’t think I have ever seen this photo published in a surf magazine, but it looks like  Eddie Rothman giving PT a bit of Hawaiian hospitality, as Dane and Ian look on. This was taken around the time all … Continue reading

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The Bombie, has been showing form in this swell.

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The late Gary Keating collected them and ripped them.

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Michael Peterson impersonators.

Just like there are Elvis impersonators, here in Australia we have MP impersonators, there is usually one in every second coastal town. Men who felt a kin ship to MP and the style of life he lived while he was … Continue reading

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Mystic Bay.

Sometimes you have moments when you think you know all there is about a subject and out of the blue a curve ball hits you and you realize you may only be half way home. It happened the other day … Continue reading

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Remember when you were young

Flashback to the early 80s, and my friend went to a car show in Sydney and Toyota were doing a promotion, and offering a prize, if you found a hidden key you won the free hire of a Land cruiser … Continue reading

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Break down dead ahead, Wilcannia.

My mate Johnny and myself we thought it was a type of right of passage when we were in our 20s to drive across Australia and sample the waves of the West Coast. I had the Kombi Johnny had a … Continue reading

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Luc stretching 5 on a little wave at the Pass.

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Kneeboarding in the 70s.

When I started surfing in the 70s kneeboarding was a popular thing especially around the reefs of Sydney there was always a cluster of them that liked to take off late and deep and hunt those hard to get tubes. … Continue reading

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