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Yallingup Malibu Classic since 1985

The 32nd Yallingup Malibu Classic will run this weekend (3rd- 4th of December 2016) at Yallingup Beach. This event is the marquee event of the Western Australian Longboard season and has been running since 1985. It is proudly presented by HIF and hosted by the Indian Ocean Longboard Club.

Image: 1985 Inaugural Yallingup Malibu Surfing Classic t-shirt design in different colours.

Left: Loz Smith with his original Yal Mal t-shirt. Right: Peter Dunn’s original Yal Mal t-shirt. Photos courtesy of Jim King & Peter Dunn.

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Image: 1986 Yalls Surf Classik (Year 2) finalists standing in front of brick toilet block at Yallingup Beach. Image courtesy of Yal Mal program.

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Quindalup’s Laurie ‘Loz’ smith conceived the idea of celebrating the introduction of the Malibu board back in the 1960s.

Image: 1988 Malibu Surfing Classic promo. Courtesy of Yallingup Progress Association.

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The 1991 Yal Mal Classic goes down as the contest with the biggest surf.

Image: 1991 Yal Mal Classic 0verview. Image courtesy of Yal Mal Program.

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Photo: 1991 Yal Mal finalists at biggest surf contest. Photo courtesy of Mick Marlin.

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In 2004 the late Greg Laurenson recorded his memoirs for the 20th Yallingup Malibu Classic. Greg’s memoirs were published in PLB magazine.

Image: 2004 Greg Laurenson’s 20th Yal Mal Classic memoirs Page 1 of 2. Courtesy of PLB Magazine & Loz Smith.

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Image: 2004 Greg Laurenson’s 20th Yal Mal Classic memoirs Page 2 of 2. Courtesy of PLB Magazine & Loz Smith.

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Image: 2015 Yallingup Malibu Classic list of previous winners. Image courtesy of Yal Mal Program.

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Image: 2016 Yallingup Malibu Classic poster designed by Kat Charles Creative Kat Charles

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Do you self a favour and get down to Yallingup Beach this weekend and watch the State’s finest Malibu riders compete in juniors, womens, mens and team divisions.

Presentations will be held at Caves house in the afternoon following the finals on Sunday with a wealth of prizes for all divisions.

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