Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

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Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

Post by chrisb » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:37 pm

surfresearch wrote: but their chief amusement was carried on by the stern of an old canoe, with this before them they swam out as far as the
outermost breach, then one or two would get into it and opposing the blunt end to the breaking wave were hurried in with incredible swiftness.
Sometimes they were carried almost ashore but generaly the wave broke over them before they were half way,
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Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

Post by dolphinboy » Thu May 31, 2012 11:56 am

Myself and Chooky Rooke and Ken McCendoe used to jump in Ken's tinny down at La Perouse boat shed that Kens dad owned, and head across to where they were sand pumping, the left hand break used to run along this bank for ages! it was situated pretty much inline with the old Power Station at the far northern end of the dredging.
I was pretty young but my mate Chooky was always getting towed into these little left handers that were so perfectly shaped, it could have quite easily been amongst the first tow-ins ever! well behind a tinnie at least!

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Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

Post by moondoggie » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:18 pm

Hey SURF RESEARCH how about you apply your Anglophilic focus to surfing by our Sydney region Guring-gai and Darawhal Kooris.

I know you find this unpallatable :oops:

Hint ; Start with Kayee mai Gal clan( Manly) at Bombora ( place where waves Thunder) maybe quote a credible witness, say an Officer of His Majesty"s Navy or two. (Easily found just look)

Also consider Marou-Bora and Wamberal ( Wam-Bora) by Tarra Gal clan. Dont be shy now ...you can apply your Menzies era view of the world to some real surfresearch.

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Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:45 pm

Guess thats easier than supplying the information yourself there, Moondoggie.

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Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

Post by marcus » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:15 pm

howve you been puuri?
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Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

Post by Trev » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:11 pm

marcus wrote:howve you been puuri?
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Re: Surfing Sydney Airport, early 1960s.

Post by eel » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:41 pm

You can see a couple of waves breaking in this old footage from the 70's

http://static.t3platform.com/video/aux/ ... m,wmte.mov

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