60s photographs

1964 WA surfing legend Terry Jacks

In 1964 Terry Jacks and some of his City Beach surfing mates headed to the east coast seeking better waves. In this photo taken at Byron Bay, Terry is standing on the left with Ernie Potter & Peter ‘Doc” Docherty. Terry returned to WA and established a reputation as the state’s most talented ‘free surfer’. In one of his rare contest appearances, he nearly beat former World Champion Midget Farrelly in an Invitational Event held at Yallingup in 1968. Terry moved down south and surfed Boranup for years. In 1990 he died of blood poisoning contracted while surfing in Indonesia. Photo courtesy Ernie Potter.

1964 Byron Bay Terry Jacks, Ernie Potter & Peter Docherty - E potter pic

Below: Terry Jacks ‘free surfing’ at Trigg Beach in 1970. Photographer unknown.

1970 Triggs Terry Jacks - S Bettenay was there - unknown pic img286

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