This a collection of late 50s & early 60 South West surfing images from various photographers in the Surfing Down South archives. It features a pod of WA surfing pioneer legends.
Photo: 1957 Bernie Huddle & Keith Kino riding plywood toothpick boards at Yallingup. Water photography by John Budge.
Photo: 1958 Yallingup Main Break surfer John Budge on home-made balsa board. Water photo courtesy of John Budge.
Photo: 1962 Gallows outside break Jim Keenan & Puppydog (NSW) riding Barry Bennett boards from NSW. Jim Keenan pic.
Photo: 1960-61 South Point Cowaramup Bay unidentified surfer. Steve Mailey pic
Photo: 1962 Yallingup Main Break surfer Murray Smith. Photo courtesy of Glen Campbell (Dolphins Board Club).
Photos: 1962 Surfing legends at Gallows. Time ravage images courtesy of Brian Cole.
Top: (Left) Bob Keenan. (Right) Brian Cole.
Bottom: Dave Williams both images.
Photo: 1963 North Point Cowaramup Bay unidentified surfers. Tom Collins pic.
Photo: 1963 Bunker Bay ‘The Quarries’ unknown surfer. Tom Collins pic.
Photo:1963 Terry ‘Rat’ James doing a ‘quasimoto’ at Gallows. Photo courtesy of Sonny James.
Photo: 1963 former City Beach surfer Mick Lindsay surfing Gallows. Mick now resides in NSW. Photo courtesy of Geoff Berry.
Photo: 1964 Margaret River Main Break surfers L-R Murray Smith & Jim Keenan. Photo courtesy of Jim Keenan.
Photo: 1964 WA’s first State Mens Champion Alex ‘Zac’ Kochanowitsch surfing Margaret River Main Break on his ‘Rising Sun’ surfboard. Ernie Potter pic.
These 1950s images were sourced from pioneer WA surfer/photographer John Budg’s vintage photo collection. The actual photographers are unknown.
Image: 1950s unidentified pin-up girl.
Image: 1950s unidentified Eastern States surfers riding plywood Toothpick surfboards at an unknown location. .
Thanks to the various photographers for providing the vintage pics.