Surf Pioneer Brian Cole captured this image of Moonshine & the boys flaked out near their camp site at Yallingup Beach in 1958.
The sun lovers were listening to traditional jazz music played on a wind-up gramophone. The gramophone (and cover) and their 78 RPM vinyl records can be seen in the foreground. Brian made the early hollow plywood Malibu surfboard on the left.
Photo: 1958 L-R Colin Taylor, Dave Williams, Keith Kino & Bruce ‘Moonshine’ Hill. Photo credit Brian Cole.
Barry ‘Joe’ King was Brian Cole’s partner in King & Cole Surfboards established 1961 in Roydhouse Street Wembley. Barry was multi skilled. He had a pilot licence and was a talented boat builder and registered builder.
Photo: 1958 Barry’s Morris Minor ute & camp site under the melaleuca trees at Yalls. L-R Ken Hamer, Barry ‘Joe’ King and Owen Oates is up the tree with his camera taking a photo of the photographer (others unidentified). Barry homemade the plywood canopy on his Morrie ute. Photo credit Brian Cole.
Transistor radios were introduced into Australia in the late 50s. The lads in the following image may be listening to an early transistor radio…see portable radio & aerial bottom right.
Photo: 1956-57 Jim Cavendar’s FJ Holden ute loaded with plywood boards at Yallingup Beach L-R Mark Whittome, Brian Bradley, Rod Phillips & Jim Cavendar with Brownie Camera. Photo credit John Budge.
Refer to Surfing Down South book for more vintage SW photos from Brian Cole and Budgie.