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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

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1957 Surfing homemade surfboard at City Beach

 

1957 Brian Cole (18) surfing City Beach groyne (northside) on his homemade 10ft hollow plywood Malibu surfboard. In 1961 Brian and his partner Barry ‘Joe’ King started manufacturing WA’s first fiberglass surfboards at King & Cole Surfboards in Roydhouse Street Wembley – Photo courtesy of West Newspapers.1957 City Beach northside of groyne. Brian Cole (18) riding home made hollow 10ft ply board - West picA

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1957 Boards & Bear Suits at City Beach

 

1957 Ian Scott and Brian Cole searching for waves at City Beach. The boys are leaning on Ian’s Austin A40 sedan.  On the roof of the car they have their hollow marine ply surfboards and WW2 Flying Suits. Brian’s Malibu surfboard (top) was 10ft and Ian’s Toothpick surfboard was 14 ft. The flying suits were used by surfers in the 1950s to keep warm between surfs.  They were referred to as Bears Suits. Photo courtesy of John Budge.1957 Mandurah Miami Ian Scott & Brian Cole with Austin A40, wooden surfboards & WW2 flying suit - JB pic img586