Huzzawouie (Huzza’s) reef break is located in Cowaramup Bay at Gracetown in the South West. It works on a large swell and is sheltered from the prevailing south west winds. Huzza’s has been surfed since the early 60s.
For more background & earlier images click on this SDS link – 1960s Vintage Huzzawouie Images
Photo: 1970s Cowaramup Bay southern surf breaks. L-R South Point, Huzza’s and Boris’s. Photo credit Jim King.
Photos: 1970 Celebrities at Huzza’s beach. (Left) WA model Jane Priest (Right) WA surfboard manufacturer Tom Blaxell.
Photos courtesy of Ric Chan.
Photos: 1970 NZ surf photographer Ric Chan preparing to paddle out at Huzza’s on Blaxell single fin board. Photos courtesy of Ric Chan.
Surf photographer Ric Chan took the following water shots with his water proof Nikonos camera.
Photo: 1970 Huzza’s water shot of take-off zone. Photo credit Ric Chan
Photo: 1970’s Huzza’s water shot of unidentified surfer. Photo credit Ric Chan
Photos: 1971 SW surfers Al Fixter and Ian Mitchell surfing Huzza. Images courtesy of Country Surf Mag & photographer Rob Farris.
Photo: 1973 Mick Black cuttie at Huzza. Photo credit Ric Chan
Photo: 1976 Huzza’s line-up. Photo credit Ric Chan.
Huzza Cliff Tragedy
In 1996 a tragedy occurred at Gracetown when five adults and four children were killed in a cliff collapse while watching a school surfing carnival held at Huzza’s. The victims were sheltering underneath a rock overhang at the base of the limestone cliff during a rain storm when the cliff collapsed without warning. A memorial to the victims has been erected at the site.