1975 Cottesloe surfer Adrian Wilson performing a bottom turn at Marg’s main break. Adrian was and still is a very good surfer. In the mid 70s he surfed with Ian Cairns as they both like big waves. Adrian was a fighter jet pilot in the Navy & also flew commercial 747 Jumbo jets. He now lives at Prevelly and still surfs waves in excess of 12 to 15 feet. He is President of the Margaret River Coastal Residents Assoc. Image courtesy of Ric Chan.
1975 Contestants at Rip Curl Greirson Pro Surfing Competition held at Trigg Point. L-R Bruce Hocking, Adrian Wilson & Randell Owens. The boys look resplendent in their ‘Hang Ten Greirson Surfing Team‘ sponsor windcheaters. Image credit Greirson Surfboards.
In 1965 the North End Board Club (Scarborough) purchased a block of land at Georgette Way in Prevelly Park, Margaret River. By 1967 they had built a club shack with a toilet & shower – refer Surfing Down South book for more details.. In this 1967 photo L-R Murray Smith, Gerry Krahn & Garry ‘Keg Legs’ Grannery are sinking a bore on the property. Photo credit Jim Breadsell.
1968 Club Members Alex ‘Zac’ Kochanowitsch & Peter Longley enjoying a can of pears in the North End Shack at Margaret River. Photo credit Jim Breadsell.
In 1967 WA surf photographer Tom Collins had a surfing article published in USA’s Surfing Illustrated magazine. Tom’s article was the first report on the discovery of surf on WA’s coastline in the USA. This is an image of the lead page with Tom’s photo of Prevelly Park, Margaret River. Image credit Tom Collins and Surfing Illustrated USA. Vintage Surf Images by Tom Collins is on Facebook.