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1964 WA’s First State Surfing Titles

In 1964 WA’s first State Surfing Titles were held in large surf at Yallingup. Barry King won the Juniors, Alex ‘Zac’ Kochanowitsch won the open and Jenny Shackley won the womens division. The State surfboard champs went on to represent Australia at the first World Surfing Titles held at Manly Beach NSW (won by Midget Farrelly). This 1964 photo taken at Yalls shows WA champs Barry King & Zac and Junior runner-up Brian Boynes with their trophies. The three boys in the photo represented the City Beach Surfriders Club. Photo credit Ernie Potter.

1964 Yalls Barry, Zac & Brian Boynes State Champs - E Potter pic

1964 Bob Keenan came 2nd in Open Division of the State Surfing Titles held at Yalls. This photo shows Bob receiving his trophy from an Ampol representative in front of a big crowd of spectators at Yalls. In 1965 Bob went one better and won the Open Division of the State Surfing Titles held at Yalls. Photo credit West Aust Newspapers.

1964 Yalls State Titles Bob Keenan  2nd place West picA