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1970s Mick Black surfer/shark fisherman

In the 70s Trigg’s surfer Mick Black spent his days playing & working in the ocean.

When he wasn’t catching & gutting waves at Trigg Point for fun, he was catching & gutting school sharks off Scarborough for a living.

In surfing circles he was known colloquially as TPK (Triggs Point Kid).

NZ surf photographer Ric Chan captured these images of Mick, but can’t recall details of the photo shoots.

Ric Chan: “As if I can remember those days. You must think I have a photograhic memory. Muhahahahahaha I can’t even remember taking the pics. Pity!”

Photos: 1970s Mick’s new Cordingley surfboard. Ric Chan pics.

1970s Mick Black new Cordingley Board - Ric Chan collage_photocat

Mick was a talented surfer. He had a fast fluid style and a full repertoire of party tricks (eg side slipping & nose riding) in fun waves.

Ric Chan: “I can recall that he was smooth and surfed much better than I would have liked to. And he was always experimenting with moves.”

Photos: 1970’s Mick surfing uncrowded Trigg Point. Ric Chan pics.

1970s Trigg Pt Mick Black surfing 2 Ric Chan collage_photocat

Photos: 1974 Mick Black at Scarborough & Trigg. Ric Chan pics.

Top: Mick relaxing at Ric Chan’s rental Scarborough.

Bottom: Mick with his VW Beetle at Scarborough & swimming Trigg beach.

1970s Mick Black Scarb & Trigg 2 collage_photocat

Photos: 1974 Mick shark fishing off Scarborough. Ric Chan pics.

1974 Scarborough Mick Black shark 4 collage_photocat

Mick & his son Kyle are fisherman north of Perth.

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