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1960s-70s Bush bashing on the South Coast

Pioneer WA surf photographer Tom Collins took these vintage surf photos.

Image: 1960s Tom Collins business card courtesy of Tom Collins.

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South Coast surfers are a hardy lot prepared to get down and dirty in their search for uncrowded waves in the Southern Ocean.

Photo: 1963 South Coast surfers bush bashing through under growth in a vintage truck near Windy Harbour. Photo credit Tom Collins.

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Photo: 1963 South Coast surfers bush bashing in the dense Nornalup forest. Photo Credit Tom Collins

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Photo: 1964 Merv Samuels, Rick Croome & Len Pill (Kevin Merifield’s brother-in-law) pushing through the Nornalup forest in search of waves. Photo credit Tom Collins.

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Photo: 1975 Contos Beach L-R John Jackovich, Kelvin Loveridge & big Barry Green. Photo credit Tom Collins.

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Photo: 2013 Tom Collins, Jim King & Patsy Collins at Karridale. Photo credit Kath King.

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Refer to ‘Vintage-Surf-Images-by-Tom-Collins‘ on Facebook for more of Tom’s vintage surf photos.