1958 Surfing Apprenticeship in SLSC

1958 Many early SW surf pioneers started their surfing apprenticeships in Surf Life Saving Clubs. Refer Surfing Down South book for more details. This 1958 photo shows a group of City Beach surfers with surfboards relaxing outside the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club building. Back L-R Bernie Huddle, Tony Harbison & Artie Taylor. Front L-R Dave Williams, Colin Taylor & Bruce ‘Moonshine’ Hill. Photo courtesy of John Budge.

1958 City Beach  B Huddle,  T Harbison, A Taylor, D Williams, C taylor, Moonshine John Budge pic

1958 This photo of City Beach and the former City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club building was taken by Brian Cole from the SLSC tower located on the end of the groyne. The club rooms were built in 1935. Photo credit Brian Cole.

1958 City Beach view SLSC from tower (SLSC Club built 1935) - Brian Cole pic


1954 Surfboard Display at Mandurah

In 1954 the Miami Beach Newspaper reported on a surfboard display put on by four lads from the City Beach Board Club. The lads gave a spectacular & thrilling display of beach board sports at Miami Beach via Mandurah. See attached newspaper cutting. Image courtesy of WA surfing pioneer Ray Geary.

1954 City Beach Board Club display - Miami News - image courtesy Ray Geary

1957 SW surfing pioneer Bruce’ Moonshine’ Hill with his balsa Board on Miami Beach near Mandurah. Photo credit John Budge.

1957 Miami Mandurah Bruce 'Moonshine' Hill - John Budge pic IMG_0006





1957 Colin Taylor & Bruce ‘Moonshine’ Hill surfing Yallingup

In 1953 Bruce ‘Moonshine’ Hill was one of the first to ride Yallingup waves on a surfboard – refer Surfing Down South book for details. Moonshine was one of the most talented surfers of the era. Keen photographer John Budge took this water shot of Colin Taylor and ‘Moonshine’ surfing Yallingup on their balsa malibu surfboards in 1957.  In 1959 Colin Taylor toured surf breaks on the east coast of OZ with SW surf pioneer Brian Cole. Image credit John Budge.

1957 Yalls Col Taylor & Bruce 'Moonshine' Hill surfing main break - John Budge pic img580 croppedA