Surfers have always had a social/sporting life away from the ocean.
In the 1950-70s surfers out of water activities were often based around Board Club activities. Clubs organised fund raising balls, cabarets & stomps, parties, presentation nights, weekly beer kegs for members and inter-club footy, rugby & cricket matches.
Club members also worked at and attended city night spots & Sunday pub sessions en masse.
This is a collection of surfers social & sporting images.
Photo: Late 1950s Pagoda Ballroom South Perth. City Beach Board Club 1st Reunion. L-R John Budge, Colin Taylor, Jo, Alma, Artie Taylor, Mark Whittome, unknown, Sandra, Barry ‘Stretch’ Gallon, unknown, Ray Geary, Helen – John Budge pic.
Photos: 1967 night time activities. Photos courtesy of Trevor Burslem & Jeanne Abbott.
(Left) Gayle Frank’s & Timon ‘Tiny’ Mc Kay doing the ‘Tiny 2 Step’ at a Board Club prawning night held at the Swan River. (Right) Sue Ellen, Jeanne Abbott, Stephanie Myer & Tina Daly at ‘Endless Summer’ movie showing at Regal Theatre Subiaco.
Images: 1967 Board club Sunday arvo keg at Subi. Participants include Michael ‘Jay’ Martino, Bruce King, Colin & Ron Moss, Gayle ‘Copper’ Franks & others. Still frames from City Beach Surf Riders Club Super 8 film.
Images: 1967 Sunday arvo beach rugby game between City Beach surfers and the bruisers from Jim Woodland’s Car Club at Scarborough. Junior surfer Michael ‘Midge’ Semple is participating in Club t-shirt. Still frames from City Beach Surf Riders Club Super 8 film.
Photos: Afternoon drinks. Photos courtesy of Robyn McDonald & Jim King.
(Left) 1968 Ron Moss partying with Robyn Mac and her girlfriends at City Beach. (Right) 1970 Craig Henfry & Tom Blaxell Scarborough.
Photos: 1969 Swan River cruise Ric Chan pics.
(Left) Micko Gracie sunbaking with the girls. (Right) Denise George & Bruce King.
Images: 1968 Annual City Beach vs Tarni footy match held at Yanchep oval. Images courtesy of Doug White & Norm Bateman.
Left: Doug White’s surf column in Sunday Times. Right: Post footy match drinks at Yanchep L-R Jim King, Kathy Ward & Norm Bateman.
Photo: 1972 Dolphin Board Riders star studded footy team training session at Deanmore Park Scarborough. Tom Blaxell pic.
Image: 1979-80 Admona Big League series collectors card featuring WAFL & VFL footballer and WA surfer Barry Day. Image courtesy of Bruce King.
In the late 70s Ron Moss of the City Beach Surf Riders (CBSR) Club joined the City of Perth SLSC in the hope of obtaining meeting room facilities for his board club. It is understood that CBSR now has a meeting room in the new SLSC building.
Image: 1977-78 City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club Champion Patrol. Ron Moss is on far left. Image courtesy of Ron Moss.
Photos: Perth Nightclubs. Photos courtesy of Maureen Davies & Ric Chan.
(Left) 1968 Steve ‘Sheepdog’ Cockburn & Maureen Davies @ 2 Eyes Nightclub. (Right) 1979 WASRA function at Gobbles Night Club. L-R unidentified lady & Greg ‘Pants’ Laurenson.
Photo: 1980 entertainers Ric Chan & Bob McKenzie DJ’ing at Gobbles Night Club in Perth. Ric Chan pic.
Photos: 1983 annual cricket game for Bentoel Cup. Scarb vs City Beach (CB team includes Glen Carroll, Craig Bettenay & Craig Blume). Craig Blume pics.