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1975 Wilyabrup farm house

The late Alan Cough owned a farm at Wilyabrup during the 70s. Alan was a builder/surfer and lived on the property. He rented a farm house on the property to visiting surfers.

In 1975 NZ Surf Photographer Ric Chan captured these photos of surfers staying at the Wilyabrup farm house.

Photo: 1975 Wilyabrup farm house L-R. Russell Quinlivan, Mick Black & unidentified with canine. Photo credit Ric Chan.

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Photo: 1975 Wilyabrup farm house L-R. Russell Quinlivan, unidentified & Mick Black with canine. Photo credit Ric Chan.

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In the late 80s Alan Cough moved to another farm in the Denmark/Walpole region before returning to the city in his latter life. Sadly Alan passed away in 2011.

Bonus photo: 1975 Mick Black surfing Noiseys surf break near Grace Town. Photo credit Ric Chan

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