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Mid 1950s Inaugural City Beach Board Club reunion

In the mid 1950s members of the City Beach Board Club (1953-1957) held their inaugural reunion at the Pagoda Ball Room in South Perth. The revellers are L-R John Budge, Colin Taylor, Jo, Alma, Artie Shaw, Mark Whittome, unknown, Sandra, Barry ‘Stretch’ Gallon, unknown, Ray Geary & Helen.  Photo courtesy of John Budge.

1950s Pagoda Ballroom Sth Pth CBBC crew 1st Reunion John Colin Jo, Alma Artie Mark unknown Sandra Stretch unknown Ray Helen- John Budge

1956 Surfing City Beach north side of the groyne on hollow ply Toothpick surfboards and a wave ski. L-R Ray Geary, Neil Chapple, Keith Kino & Tony Harbison. At this time there was a coast road but no groyne at Floreat Beach. Photo courtesy of Ray Geary.

1956 City Beach surfing R Geary, N Chapple, K Kino, T Harbison & M Whittone - Ray Geary

1956 Ray Geary’s home made 24ft plywood 4 man ski at City Beach. (left) Ray Geary (19) & Neil Chapple (17). (right) Rob Wakefield (18) & Colin Taylor (17). Photo courtesy of Ray Geary.

1956 City Beach 4 man ski R Geary, Neil Chapple, R Wakefield & C Taylor - Ray Geary