50s photographs

1959 John Harbison’s first surfboard

City of Perth Surf Club member John Harbison (age 15) younger brother of South-West legend Tony Harbison, trialled his first surfboard in the waves on the south side of City Beach groyne in 1959. John’s new board was a 13ft hollow marine ply ‘Toothpick’ surfboard purchased from City Beach surfer John Budge. Photocredit: Weekend News.

1959 John Harbison City Beach Sth Side 1st board  13ft hollow ply ex Johnny Budge - Weekend News pic

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