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.
Earlier 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 third instalment of images from Greg’s exhibition.
These are Greg’s 1966-77 Trigg Beach images and comments.
Photo #1. 1966 Trigg unidentified surfer doing a Quasimodo head dip.
Photo #2. 1966 beach girls at Trigg Point.
Photo #3. 1966 Trigg dunes and beach break.
Photo #4. Unidentified surfer splitting the peak at Trigg.
Photo #5. 1967 Unidentified surfer playing with the curl at Trigg.
Photo #6. 1967 Ian ‘Spydor’ Taylor bottom turn at Trigg.
Photo #7. 1967 Howard Johnson trimming near the nose at Trigg.
The next photo was taken pre the construction of car parks between Scarborough and Trigg beaches and shows the old boat shed on the beach at Trigg Point.
Photo #8. 1967 Looking toward Trigg Point from car park at Scarborough Beach.
Photo #9. 1968 Norm Bateman bottom turn at Trigg.
The next photo shows Norm Bateman doing a full rail turn at Trigg on his Greg Laurenson designed V Bottom surfboard. This image appeared in ‘Surf International’ Magazine in 1968.
Photo #10. 1968 Norm Bateman bottom turn at Trigg.
The following image is an extract from my 1968 article on WA Surfboard Design that appeared in Surf International Magazine.
Photo #11. 1968 Greg Wynne with ‘afro’ haircut doing a bottom turn at Trigg.
The next photo shows Jim King doing a bottom turn at Trigg on his Cordingley designed V Bottom surfboard with twin concaves for nose riding. This image appeared in ‘Surf International’ Magazine in 1968.
Photo #12. 1968 Jim King bottom turn at Trigg.
Photo #13. Winter Swells Trigg Beach.
Beauty contests were very popular on metropolitan beaches in the 70s & 80s.
Photo #14. 1980 Beauty contest at Trigg Island.
Photo #15. 1967 Surf Photographer Greg Woodward with his circa 1950 Austin A40 sedan and Malibu surfboard.
Greg is now retired and lives with his wife Anne in Perth.
Click on these links to view Greg’s previous images:-
Coming soon ‘The Dazzling Young Riders’ Photo Exhibition – Greg Woodward images #4 Metro and Mandurah beaches.