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1971 Craig Bettenay surfing Margaret River

In 1971 West Country Surf Magazine published this Ric Chan photo. It features City Beach surfer Craig Bettenay (age 14) riding a 4’8″ Cordingley twin fin surfboard in the State Surfing Titles held at Margaret River. Craig won the 1973 Junior Men’s State Surfing Titles held at Marg’s (his brother Stewart came 2nd in same event) and competed successfully at the National level during the 1970s. In 1977 he surfed in Hawaii with Ian Cairns to gain big wave experience. Craig was a talented surfboard shaper & worked for Cordingley Surfboards in Subiaco and Jolimont. Photo courtesy of Ric Chan & West Country Surf Magazine.

1971 Craig Bettenay 4 8 twin fin Marg Country Surf Mag copy

1969 young grommets Craig Bettenay & Rick Lobe hanging at City Beach. In the1970 State Spring Surfboard Titles held at Triggs, Craig won the Junior Men’s and Rick won the Senior Men’s titles. Rick surfed for years in the SW but passed away prematurely in the 1990s. Image courtesy of Ric Chan.

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