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1955 John Budge Surfer/Photographer

 

1955 City Beach. Dapper John ‘Budgie’ Budge posing outside former City of Perth SLSC. Budgie is a SW surfing pioneer and captured much of the early action with his Brownie box camera. He is known for his innovative water shots of Yallingup surfers taken from his surfboard with a small Kodak camera tied in a sock around his neck. His 1950’s people, places & surfing photos feature in Sue-Lyn’s Surfing Down South book. Photo courtesy of Ray Geary.1955 City Beach John Budge surfer photograher - Ray Geary