In the 1950s WA surfing pioneer Ray Geary worked as a sign writer. He designed & printed t-shirts for the City Beach Board Club and painted artwork on plywood surfboards. In 1961 Ray designed the business sign for King & Cole Surfboards in Wembley. This 1954 photo shows Ray at City Beach with his ‘Jasper’ toothpick surfboard. Photo courtesy of Ray Geary. See Surfing Down South book for more pics of Ray.
These 1955 photos shows examples of Ray Gearys’ artwork on plywood surfboards. Photos courtesy of Ray Geary.