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1976 A Brief History of SW Surfing

In 1976 ‘A Brief History of SW Surfing‘ was published in WASRA’s Spring Titles Program. It contained the provision ‘as far as we have been able to ascertain’….so some of the material may be a bit rubbery!

The Spring Titles Program cover featured a photo of Margaret River surfer Ric Gath. Ric was amongst the first wave of young WA surfers to pioneer big wave riding in the Margaret River region. In 1988 he designed the original Gath helmet for surfers, sailors, white water paddlers, kiteboarders, skydivers and rescue services.

Image: 1976 Ric Gath surfing on front cover Spring Titles Program. Image courtesy of WASRA.

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Image: 1976 WASRA’s ‘A Brief History of SW Surfing’ Page #1

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Image: 1976 WASRA’s ‘A Brief History of SW Surfing’ Page #2

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Image: 1976 How Big Does it Get? Courtesy of WASRA Spring Titles Program

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Images: 1976 advertisers in Spring Titles Program #1. Images courtesy of WASRA.

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Images: 1976 advertisers in Spring Titles Program #2. Images courtesy of WASRA.

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Images: 1976 advertisers in Spring Titles Program #3. Images courtesy of WASRA.

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