This is a collection of Old and New images of WA surfing identities from various photographers.
Series #5 contains images of the following surfers:-
- Phil Taylor
- Tom Blaxell
- Tina Daly & Jeanne Abbott
- Mark Hills
- Laurie ‘Loz’ Smith
- Gary Greirson
- Peter ‘Rinso’ Wise
- Jim Keenan
Phil Taylor – Surf Tour Guide East Coast
Left: 1970 Phil Taylor and Jim King at State Titles Yallingup. Ric Chan pic.
Right: 2009 Phil Taylor at Strickland Bay Rottnest. Phil Taylor pic.
Tom Blaxell – Marine dealer Hillarys Boat harbour.
Left: 1971 Tom in his Blaxell Surfboards factory at Osborne Park. Ric Chan pic.
Right: 2015 Tom in the Maldives with the first World Surfing Champion, the late Bernard ‘Midget’ Farrelly. Tom pic.
Tina Wilson (nee Daly) & Jeanne Darcy (nee Abbott) – Retirees Geraldton and Mandurah respectively.
Left: 1963 Cottesloe Tina Daly, Jeanne Abbott & Stef Meyer. WA Newspaper pic
Right: 2016 Quindalup Jeanne, Peter Dyson and Tina Wilson. Loz Smith pic.
Mark ‘Hillsy’ Hills – Retail Manager Yahoo Surfboards
Left: 1967 Tania and son Mark in Yallingup lagoon. Cliff Hills pic.
Right: 2016 Mark at Yahoo Surfboards Dunsborough. Mark Hills pic.
Laurie ‘Loz’ Smith – photographer, painter, artist Quindalup.
Left: 1986 Yalls Yal Mal Classic Loz with GL shaped Santosha Malibu – Loz Smith pic
Right: 2016 Yalls Rich Myers with partner Anne and Loz at YBC reunion Caves House – Bruce King Pic.
Gary ‘Gaz’ Grierson – retiree Dunsborough.
Left: 1967 Gary Greirson (age 17) with his FC Holden & 11ft Hawke Surfboard at Melville. Gaz Greirson pic.
Right: 2015 Sam Sadleir and Gary Greirson on retirement seat at Yalls. Bruce King pic.
Peter ‘Rinso’ Wise – Traveller Oz & Indo
Left: 1975 Rinso travelling on the East Coast OZ. Rinso pic.
Right: 2013 Wayne Lynch (Vic) and Rinso at Yallingup. Bruce King pic.
Jim Keenan – Retiree Sorrento
Left: 1960 sea wall Manly NSW.
L-R. Joe Larkin (surfboard & film maker), Chris ‘Batman’ Steinburg, Colin ‘Moose’ White, Brian Cole and Jim Keenan. Jim Keenan pic
Right: 2015 Jim on his daily swim at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Jim Keenan 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!
Enquire on Surfing Down South web site to view previous Then & Now images.
Coming soon WA Surfing Identities – Then & Now images #6.