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.
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 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.