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1960s Surfers Balls

Surfers Balls were popular with board club based surfers and attracted big crowds during the 60s.

The Balls were run by WASRA, board clubs and some non-surfing organisations.

1. Annual Surfers Ball

In 1965 the West Australian Surf Rider Association (WASRA) commenced running Annual Surfers Balls at the South Perth Civic Centre.

Photo: 1965 First Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Tina Wilson.

L-R George Goddard, Jeanne Abbott, Tina Daly & Joe Wilson.

1965 Surfers Ball at Sth Perth Civic centre. George Goddard, Jeanne, Tina Daly & Joe Wilson.042

Photo: 1966 Second Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Ron Moss.

L-R Alan Cleaver, Lyn, Connie, Ron Moss, Kathy Ward, Jim King, Rob Halliday, Elizabeth Pearson, others unidentified.

1966 Surfers Ball far right Mick Mc Gowen Yanchep R Moss pic

Photos: 1966 Second Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Ron Moss.

L-R City Beach surfer Ronald Moss with Kathy Ward (left) and Connie (right).

 

Photo: 1966 Second Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Brian Cleaver.

L-R Brian Cleaver & Maureen Davies.

1966 Brian Cleaver & Maureen Davies Surfer Ball - unknown pic

Image: 1967 Entry ticket to the Third Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Image courtesy of Jim King.

1967 3rd Annual Surfers Ball - J King pic

Images: 1967 Newspaper cuttings from Third Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Images courtesy of WA Newspapers.

Left: Colin & Jenny Cordingley. Right: Ron Hutton (Doorman), Robyn Ronchi & Michael Wynne from North Beach.

1967 3rd Annual Surfers Ball collage_photocat

Images: 1967 Newspaper cuttings from Third Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Images courtesy of Alex Regos & WA Newspapers.

L-R Prisca Mackaay, Elizabeth Pearson & Penny Harvey

Photo: 1969 Fifth Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Brian Cleaver.

L-R Penny Harvey & Brian Cleaver.

1969 Surfers Ball Penny & Brian Cleaver

2. Other surfers Balls

The Yallingup Board Club ran annual Balls for their members.

Photo: 1965 Yallingup Board Club Ball pre-dinner drinks. Photo courtesy of Tina Wilson.

L-R Don McDonald, Joe Wilson & Alan McGilvray with Jeanne Abbott, Tina Daly and Louise Bojear.

1965 YBC Ball pre dinner drinks Don McDonald, Joe Wilson & Alan McGilvray. Jeanne Abbott,Tina Daly & Louise Bojear. 041

Photo: 1965 City Beach surfers John ‘Basil’ Hanley  and Carol McDonald (Dec’d) at PWD Ball. Photo courtesy of Carol McDonald & the Daily News.

Photo: 1960s Ball held at the Palace Hotel in Perth. Peter Dyson pic.

L-R Blue Burridge, Peter Dyson Ned Franetovich & Richard Burridge (girls unidentified).

Photo: 1960s Fancy Dress Ball held at Embassy Ball Room in Perth. Peter Dyson pic.

L-R Jeff Hanson, Don McDonald, Peter Dyson, Hume Heatley & Dave Condon.

Photo: 1968 Peter ‘Rinso’ Wise and partner at University Ball held at Embassy Ballroom in Perth. Photo courtesy of Rinso.

During the late 60s & early 70s participation in Board clubs and interest in Balls waned, so the annual Surfers Balls were discontinued.

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