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1970s Surfin Surfari at Trigg Beach

Back in the 70s’ we had regular rock band concerts and beach girl beauty contests on our metro beaches. The entertainment events were normally sponsored by Perth radio stations and drew big crowds.

Photo-journalist Ric Chan captured these images of WA’s first 6KY Surfin Sarfari event held at Trigg Beach in the 70s.

The event ran on Sunday 14 February from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Oz singer Russell ‘The Real Thing’ Morris was the headline act. Other entertainment included a Beach Girl contest & beach games.

Photo: 1970s Russell Morris performing at Trigg Beach rock concert. Photo Ric Chan. (Photo updated 29 Oct 5:24pm)

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Photos: 1970s Russell Morris images at Trigg Beach. Ric Chan pics.

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Photos: 1970s Surfin Sufari images. Ric Chan pics.
Top: concert band and large crowd on the beach
Bottom: radio personalities Barry Martin in colourful shirt & Ric Melbourne.

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Photo: 1970s Beach Girl contestants at Trigg with host Peter Barlow. Ric Chan pic

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Photos: 1970s Surfin Surfari Beach Girl contest Trigg Beach. Ric Chan pics.

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Photos: 1970s Surfin Surfari celebrity pics. Ric Chan pics.
Top: (Left) Ric Melbourne (radio personality) with Ric Chan. (Right) Scarborough surfer Charles “Chuck” Stewart (dec’d).
Bottom: (Left) Russell Morris (entertainer). (Right) State surfing champion Tony Hardy on the stage.

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Photo: 1970s Surfin Surfari Treasure Hunt on Trigg Beach. Photo Ric Chan.

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Photos: 1970s Surfin Surfari beach games including broom throwing. Ric Chan pics

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Photos: 1970s Surfin Surfari broom throwing contest featuring former Scarborough surfer Kirk ‘Boonga’ Ball in hat. Ric Chan pics.

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Surf event promoter Tim Duff arranged an aerial flying display over Trigg Point during a Trigg Point surfing contest. It was an amazing aerial display with coloured vapour trails and was the pinnacle of surf promotion in WA at that time. Unfortunately we don’t have any pics of the air show.

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