In 1969 WA hosted it’s first Australian Surfing Titles. The early rounds were held in small waves at Scarborough before the event was moved to Margaret River. Margs turned on a week of large Hawaiian-style waves and offshore winds for the event. This image shows an unidentified competitor surfing a solid left hander at main break. Photo credit Ric Chan.
John Arnold Surf Machines in Adelaide South Australia commissioned photo-journalist Ric Chan to travel from SA to WA to cover the 1969 Australian Surfing Titles and help design a movie ticket for Paul Witzigs’ Evolution surf film. Ric Chan compiled this report on the Contest. Image credit John Arnold and Ric Chan.