Greg Woodward was a WA surf photographer and writer from 1966 to 1974.
He photographed in Perth, Mandurah and Cape Naturaliste and contributed photos and articles to the then brand new OZ surf magazine called ‘Surf International’.
Click on this link to view Greg Woodward surf photographer profile published 26 April 2017.
In May this year, Greg held an exhibition of his beach life photos. The exhibition titled ‘The Dazzling Young Riders’ was held at Nyisztor Studios, 391 Canning Highway Melville/Palmyra from 6-21 May 2017.
There were approximately 80 images in the exhibition, about a third of which were guys surfing. The rest were beaches, waves, bikinis, sunbathers and a few portraits.
Greg has kindly allowed Surfing Down South to display some of his 1960-70s photos.
This is the second instalment of images from Greg’s exhibition.
1966-76 Cottesloe Beach images by Greg Woodward.
Photo #1. 1966 Ian Cairns (Southern Surf Riders Board Club) competing in a surfing contest at The Isolated, Cottesloe.
Photo #2. 1966 Ian Cairns competing in a surfing contest at The Isolated, Cottesloe.
Photos #3. 1966 Unidentified surfer at The Isolated, Cottesloe.
Photo #4. 1967 Cottesloe surfer Eleanor Proud (dec’d) modelling for Greg Woodward article in Surf International magazine.
Photo #5. 1968 Craig Bettenay (City Beach Board Club) surfing on a modified coolite at Cottesloe.
Photo #6. 1972 Body Surfer at Cottesloe.
Photo #7. 1973 The Pylon at Cottesloe Beach.
Photo #8. 1973 crowd at Cottesloe Beach.
Photo #9. 1973 strolling on the promenade at Cottesloe Beach.
Photo #10. 1974 Sunbaking at Cottesloe Beach.
Photo #11. 1974 Cottesloe pavilion and beach.
Photo #12. 1974 Cottesloe Beach frolic
Photo #13. 1974 picnic on Cottesloe Beach.
Photo #14. 1974 High heels on Cottesloe Beach.
Photo #15. 1974 no surf day at Cottesloe Beach.
Photo #16. 1974 picket fence at Cottesloe.
Photo #17. 1974 Cottesloe pavilion.
Photo #18. 1976 Windsor outdoor cinema at Nedlands.
Photo #19. 1972 coming storm at Cottesloe.
Greg is now retired and lives with his wife Anne in Perth.
Click on this link to view ‘The Dazzling Young Riders’ Photo Exhibition – Greg Woodward images #1 Scarborough Beach
Coming soon ‘The Dazzling Young Riders’ Photo Exhibition – Greg Woodward images #3 Trigg Beach.