Scarborough brothers Ken & Brian Trainer were members of the Scarborough Board Club in the 60-70s. Their father Percy Trainer was the inaugural President of WASRA from 1962-64. Ken Trainer also held the position of WASRA President in 1976. Both Percy and Ken have been awarded life membership of Surfing WA for services to surfing. Refer Surfing WA Celebrating 50 Years book for more details.
The Trainer family made their first trip to the South West in 1958 (Brian was aged 10). They stayed at Yallingup in Surf Side Store accommodation built by the Hammond family. The brothers spent a lot of their youth chasing waves in the South West. South Point at Cowaramup Bay was Ken’s favourite surf spot.
Photos: 1966-70 photo compilation of younger brother Brian. Top (left) 1966 Brian & Percy Trainer at Scarborough – Brian Trainer pic. Top (right) 1969 Brian with new Midget Farrelly stringer-less surfboard at South Point – Brian Trainer pic. Bottom (left) 1969 Brian at Geraldton – Brian Trainer pic. Bottom (right) 1970 Yalls State Titles L-R Neil Sadlier, Brian & Gavin McCaughey – Ric Chan pic.
Photos: 1977-78 photo compilation of older brother Ken officiating at WASRA functions. Top (left) 1977 Ken at Hang 10/WASRA School Surfing Championships held at Trigg- Ric Chan pic, Top (right) 1978 Ken at Aust Surfing Titles held at South Point – Ric Chan, Bottom (left) 1978 WASRA Awards Night L-R Peter Dyson, Ken Trainer, Mike McAliffe & John Shanahan – Ric Chan pic, Bottom (right) 1978 WASRA Awards Night L-R Peter Bevan & Ken – Ric Chan pic