60s photographs

1969 WA’s first Australian Surfing Titles

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.1969 MR Oz titles surfing - Ric Chan 40

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.

1969 WA Aust Surf Titles Report by Ric Chan  for Evolution Movie ticket



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