In the mid 1950s WA surfboard riders surfed primarily in the metropolitan area. Most surfers were affiliated with Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSC). This photo shows young City Beach surf life savers holding a 14ft plywood toothpick surfboard. L-R Ron Drage, Dave Williams, Cocko Killen & Eugene ‘Mick’ Mickle. The boys are standing in front of the original City of Perth SLSC building built in 1935. Photo credit John Budge.
These mid 1950s photos show L-R Ron Drage & Dave Williams standing near the City Beach groyne with their 16 ft plywood racing Toothpick surfboards. Ron & Dave were amongst the original surfboard riders to find & surf SW waves. See Surfing Down South book for more details. Photos courtesy John Budge.