This is a collection of Old and New images of WA surfing identities from various photographers.
Series #1 contains images of the following surfers:-
- Brian Cole
- Andy Jones
- Gary Gibbon
- Jeffrey Marshall
- Craig Bettenay
- Teena Christon
- Rich Myers
- Al Bean
Brian Cole – retiree Dunsborough
Left: 1959 Brian with balsa pig board at Coolangatta Beach Queensland. Brian Cole pic.
Right: 2009 Brian with hand crafted King & Cole fiberglass board at Yallingup. Jim King pic.
Andy Jones – retiree Yallingup
Left: 1970s Andy with mates in Nias. Andy pic.
Right: 2007 Andy with Kelly Slater at Yallingup. Andy pic.
Gary Gibbon – school teacher Margaret River.
Left: 1975 Gary with Tom Hoye single fin at Cowaramup. Gary Gibbon pic.
Right: 2016 Gary with Tom Hoye multi fin Claw surfboard at Margaret River. Gary Gibbon pic.
Jeffrey ‘Re’ Marshall – retiree Augusta
Left: 1971 ‘Re’ bike riding Dunsborough. Ric Chan pic.
Right: 2008 ‘Re’ suited up in his Augusta Bowling Club outfit for a bowls tournament held at Dunsborough. Jim King pic.
Craig Bettenay – Indonesia
Left: 1969 Craig with Rick Lobe (dec’d) at City Beach. Ric Chan pic.
Right: 2011 Midge Semple and Craig at City Beach Board Club reunion held at City Beach. Bruce King pic.
Teena Christon – retiree Halls Head, Mandurah
Left: 1965 Women’s Day magazine article on State Womens surfing champion Teena Christon.
Right: 2004 Surfing WA 40th anniversary function L-R Len Dibben, Teena and Murray Smith. Loz Smith pic.
Rich Myers – carpenter Yallingup
Left: 1976 Rich with diving catch at Malibu California. Rich pic.
Right: 2016 Rich with diving catch at Yallingup. Jim King pic.
Photos: Al Bean – Surf Industry Dunsborough
Left: 1976 Al at South Point with Gary Greirson surfboard. Ric Chan pic.
Right: 2016 Al working in surf factory at Dunsborough. Ric Chan pic.
Some of the crew have worn well, others are a little weathered. They may not be as polished in the water these days, but most of them are still surfing & having fun!
Coming soon WA Surfing Identities – Then & Now images #2.