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1957 Boards & Bear Suits at City Beach

 

1957 Ian Scott and Brian Cole searching for waves at City Beach. The boys are leaning on Ian’s Austin A40 sedan.  On the roof of the car they have their hollow marine ply surfboards and WW2 Flying Suits. Brian’s Malibu surfboard (top) was 10ft and Ian’s Toothpick surfboard was 14 ft. The flying suits were used by surfers in the 1950s to keep warm between surfs.  They were referred to as Bears Suits. Photo courtesy of John Budge.1957 Mandurah Miami Ian Scott & Brian Cole with Austin A40, wooden surfboards & WW2 flying suit - JB pic img586