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2017 YBR Single Fin Theory contest images by Loz Smith

Yallingup Boardriders (YBR) 18th Single Fin Theory event was held Saturday 7 Oct 2017 in blustery conditions at Injidup car park.

Competitors rode their own pre 80s original single fin surfboards or chose from a quiver of retro single fin surfboards made available for the event by Margaret River’s Bill Gibson.

The standard of surfing was high and the boys were competitive.

Congratulations to Chris ‘Chapstar’ Chapman, Aaron ‘Tony’ Carr and Paul ‘Antman’ Paterson for running the successful community based event.

Retired Pro surfer Taj Burrow won the event from Marty Chandler, Tim Hawken and Antman.

Click on this link to view Viv Davidson’s article Taj trims to victory in single fin in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail Oct 11.

Many thanks to SW surfer/photographer Laurie ‘Loz’ Smith for sharing his photos of the 2017 event.

1. Surf Contest Injidup Car Park

Photos #1: Contest officials and spectators.

Top: (Left) Rainbow over Injidup bay. (Right) spectators on the viewing deck

Bottom: (Left) contest officials in tent. (Right) Judges view of surf line-up.

Photos: #2 Antman ripping in all weather conditions

Photos #3:  Contest winner Taj Burrow.

Top: (Left) Taj selecting a Sunrise Surfboard by Dappa from Bill Gibson’s vintage surfboard collection. (Right) Taj with Dappa board on the steps at Inji.

Bottom: (Left) Taj floater (Right) Taj snap.

Photo #4:  Kyle Edwards air drop.

Photo# 5 Danny ‘Dog’ Paterson executing a difficult headstand manoeuvre.

Photo #6 Annual group photo – Inji car park.

Photos #7 Inji car park capers.

Top: (Left) Adz and Todd (Right) Antman, Alfie, Dave, Isaac unidentified x 2

Bottom: (Left) Aaron, Ding, Marty, unidentified. (Right) Bill Gibson and unidentified bloke who doesn’t feel the cold.

Photos# 8 Inji car park capers contd.

Top: Garth Mullumby, Toby (from Burleigh Heads) and Micko.

Bottom: (Left) Tim Hawken’s son with Damon Eastaugh. (Right) Tim Hawken with his son.

Photo #9 Finalists photo shoot pre final.

L-R Marty, Antman, Taj and Tim

Photos #10 Finalists leaving the water after the final.

Top: Marty and Antman

Bottom:  Taj and Tim.

2. Presentations Caves House Yallingup

Prize presentations were held at Caves House Yallingup.

The 40 contestants won sponsors prizes worth more than the entry fee. Even if they lost in the 1st heat, they still won a prize. The most unique part is that the winner doesn’t necessarily win the top prize, as all competitors go into a Lotto style draw to collect their prize. Finalists won addition prizes. Chapstar’s custom made single fin was the most sort after prize.

Photo # 11 Chappy finishing the prize Chapstar single fin surfboard.

Photos #12: Contest prizes and winners

Top: (Left) Contest prizes (Right) custom trophies made by Luke ‘Skully’ Sutherland

Bottom: (Left) Bill Gibson won a bike. (Right) Alfie Carter won the Chapstar surfboard.

Photos #13: Winner and grinners

Left: winner Taj with trophy

Right: grinners Mark McKinnon, Jason Simpson and Danny ‘Dog’ Paterson.

Yallingup Boardriders thanked the local Surf Industry and community for supporting the SFT event.

Click on these links to view more YBR Single Fin Theory material.

2015 YBR Single Fin Theory contest published 1 Nov 2015

Yallingup Boardriders Club Facebook page



Duke Nagtzaam born and bred in the South West

Duke Nagtzaam was born and bred in the South West. He is the son of Mark and Arlene Nagtzaam of Yallingup.

The whole family surfs and are known by locals colloquially as Team Nagtzaam. Duke’s mum Arlene is a former Australian Longboard champion and his dad Mark assists Duke with surf competition coaching. Duke’s sister Riley is also a talented surfer and has had competition success.

Duke started surfing at the age of six. He is a member of the Yallingup Board Riders Club and has been successful in state and national surf contests.

Duke’s dad Mark and Jim King (Dunsborough) captured these images of Duke surfing various breaks in the South West.

Image #1 Duke forehand carve. Mark Nagtzaam pic.

Image #2 Duke nose pick air reverse. Mark Nagtzaam pic.

Image #3 Duke air reverse. Mark Nagtzaam pic.

Image #4 Duke in the barrel. Mark Nagtzaam pic.

Image #5 Duke warm up pre surf. Mark Nagtzaam pic.

Image #6 Duke forehand snap. Jim King pic.

Image #7 Duke cutback. Jim King pic.

Image #8 Duke vertical re-entry. Jim King pic.

Image #9 Duke carve. Jim King pic.

Image #10 Duke layback. Jim King pic.

Duke is sponsored by Rip Curl Wetsuits, Clear Water Surfboards, Shapers fins, Dakine, Reef and Inlayz.




Yallingup Boardriders Club – Past meets Present

A gathering of Yallingup Boardriders Club past members was held in the beer garden at Caves House Yallingup on Saturday 8 April 2017. The event has been held for several years at Caves House on the Saturday before Easter break.

For the first time some present YBC members were in attendance and mixed with past members from the early 60s. This provided an opportunity for cross pollination between the two groups.

Loz SmithThe purpose of the social function was to connect past and present YBC members. Hopefully the two groups will bond and document Yallingup Boardriders’ past and present history.

Pizzas were kindly provided by Loz Smith.

Photo: 2017 YBC past members (and guests) in Caves pub beer garden. Loz Smith pic.

Standing: L-R John Pozzi, Mike Bibby, Jim King, Kim Jones, Ashley & Nina Jones.

Sitting: L-R Kim ‘Dish’ Standish, Dave ‘Davo’ Aylett & Peter ‘Spook’ Bothwell.

Photo: 2017 past & present group photo in front of all conquering 1964 YBC team photo hanging in the front bar at Caves House. Loz Smith pic.

Photo: 2017 Garth Mullumby, ‘Spook’ Bothwell, Aaron & Micko in the front bar at Caves House. Loz Smith pic.

Photo: 2017 Garth Mullumby (current YBC President) with Jim King (former City Beach President) in the beer garden at Caves House. Loz Smith pic.

Image: 2017 Yallingup Boardriders Club sticker (Club incorporated 1991). Loz Smith pic.

To view YBC Facebook page click on Yallingup Boardriders Club

The gathering of YBC past members will happen again same time and place next year.





1960s Surfers Balls

Surfers Balls were popular with board club based surfers and attracted big crowds during the 60s.

The Balls were run by WASRA, board clubs and some non-surfing organisations.

1. Annual Surfers Ball

In 1965 the West Australian Surf Rider Association (WASRA) commenced running Annual Surfers Balls at the South Perth Civic Centre.

Photo: 1965 First Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Tina Wilson.

L-R George Goddard, Jeanne Abbott, Tina Daly & Joe Wilson.

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Photo: 1966 Second Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Ron Moss.

L-R Alan Cleaver, Lyn, Connie, Ron Moss, Kathy Ward, Jim King, Rob Halliday, Elizabeth Pearson, others unidentified.

1966 Surfers Ball far right Mick Mc Gowen Yanchep R Moss pic

Photos: 1966 Second Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Ron Moss.

L-R City Beach surfer Ronald Moss with Kathy Ward (left) and Connie (right).


Photo: 1966 Second Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Brian Cleaver.

L-R Brian Cleaver & Maureen Davies.

1966 Brian Cleaver & Maureen Davies Surfer Ball - unknown pic

Image: 1967 Entry ticket to the Third Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Image courtesy of Jim King.

1967 3rd Annual Surfers Ball - J King pic

Images: 1967 Newspaper cuttings from Third Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Images courtesy of WA Newspapers.

Left: Colin & Jenny Cordingley. Right: Ron Hutton (Doorman), Robyn Ronchi & Michael Wynne from North Beach.

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Images: 1967 Newspaper cuttings from Third Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Images courtesy of Alex Regos & WA Newspapers.

L-R Prisca Mackaay, Elizabeth Pearson & Penny Harvey

Photo: 1969 Fifth Annual Surfers Ball at South Perth Civic Centre. Photo courtesy of Brian Cleaver.

L-R Penny Harvey & Brian Cleaver.

1969 Surfers Ball Penny & Brian Cleaver

2. Other surfers Balls

The Yallingup Board Club ran annual Balls for their members.

Photo: 1965 Yallingup Board Club Ball pre-dinner drinks. Photo courtesy of Tina Wilson.

L-R Don McDonald, Joe Wilson & Alan McGilvray with Jeanne Abbott, Tina Daly and Louise Bojear.

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Photo: 1965 City Beach surfers John ‘Basil’ Hanley  and Carol McDonald (Dec’d) at PWD Ball. Photo courtesy of Carol McDonald & the Daily News.

Photo: 1960s Ball held at the Palace Hotel in Perth. Peter Dyson pic.

L-R Blue Burridge, Peter Dyson Ned Franetovich & Richard Burridge (girls unidentified).

Photo: 1960s Fancy Dress Ball held at Embassy Ball Room in Perth. Peter Dyson pic.

L-R Jeff Hanson, Don McDonald, Peter Dyson, Hume Heatley & Dave Condon.

Photo: 1968 Peter ‘Rinso’ Wise and partner at University Ball held at Embassy Ballroom in Perth. Photo courtesy of Rinso.

During the late 60s & early 70s participation in Board clubs and interest in Balls waned, so the annual Surfers Balls were discontinued.





1960s Surfing in the South West – Peter Dyson

Young Dalkeith surfer Peter ‘Dyso’ Dyson started surfing down south in the early 60’s. In 1966 he become a member of the Yallingup Surf Board Club and purchased a beach shack on the hill at Yallingup.

These are Peter’s 1960s Down South recollections and photos.

Beach Shack Yallingup

In the mid 60s I rented a beach shack on Elsegood Road Yallingup from the Bonser family. In Feb 1966 they sold me the property for $3,000. The shack was one of five beach shacks built on the hill in the early 50s by Yallingup pioneer Ting Hammond & family.

Photos: Late 1960s Yallingup Peter Dyson’s shack with his Holden HR panel van. (Bottom right) View from Peter’s shack across Valley Rd and Yallingup Caravan Park. Peter Dyson pics.

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My shack had power but no scheme water or sewerage. Lance Bevan (my first wife’s brother) and I dug trenches in the limestone cap rock (which is the prevalent rock in the area) for the sewerage system. We were assisted by Peter Bothwell who later bought the Ferguson shack a couple of blocks north of me.

Photos: Late 60s Peter Dyson and Lance Bevan digging sewerage trench at the beach shack. Peter Dyson pics.

1960s Yalls Peter Dyson & Lance Bevan sewerage trench trench collage_photocat

Photos: Late 60s socialising at Pete’s shack. Peter Dyson Pics.

Top: The Braesch family & kids holidaying at Peter’s place.

Bottom: (Left) Postcard image of Yallingup Beach. (Right) 1970s Unidentified, Ian ‘Prive’ Morris and Ross ‘Mahdu’ Anderson in the kitchen of Peter’s shack. Andy Jones pic.

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Photos: Late 60s beach girls at Pete’s shack Yalls. Peter Dyson pics.

Left: Robin Jebb (later married Spook Bothwell). Right: L-R Niobie Pericles, Jan Bevan, Robin Jebb & Mari Paterson.

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Photos: Late 60s beach boys at Pete’s shack Yalls. Peter Dyson pics.

Left: Ken Dyson (Peter’s dad) at the shack. Right: Peter enjoying a ‘King Brown’ beer in stubby holder with surfer Alex Chobanoff.

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Photos: 1960-70s SW images courtesy of Peter Dyson.

Left: 1960s Peter at Rocky Point with pintail surfboard. Right: 1970s Tony Harbison and Peter with big kingfish caught at Big Rock. Pic taken at Harbo’s house at Hideaway Homes Yalls.

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Surfing in the SW

The inaugural State Surfing Championships were held at Yallingup in 1964. Contest officials erected a judge’s stand on the reef to give the judges an uninterrupted view of the action. It was a good idea, but the scaffolding stand was washed away by waves before completion of the competition.

Image: 1964 Peter Dyson winning 4th heat in the Junior division of the first State Surfing Championships held at Yalls. Image courtesy of WA Newspapers.

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Photo: Mid 60s Dyso’s Kombi at Rocky Point. Photo courtesy of Peter Dyson

L-R John ‘Blue’ Burridge, Peter Dyson (on step ladder), Kevin Ager, Mick Maddren, John Balgarnie & Charlie Roper. John ‘Ned’ Franetovich is sitting on the roof.

mid 60s Rocky Pt John Burridge, Peter Dyson, Kevin Ager, Mick Maddren, John Balgarnie. Roo Dog, Ned F on roof. PD pic IMG_23

Photos: Late 1960s Pete surfing in the SW. Peter Dyson pics.

Top: Peter surfing the Farm at Bunker Bay.

Bottom: Peter surfing main break Yallingup.

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Photos: Late 1960s Pete’s surfing mates. Peter Dyson pics.

Left: Albany Surfing Comp officials include Dave Condon, Rod Slater & Colin Cordingley. Right: John Staley celebrating his 21st birthday in Bunbury.

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Photo: 1970 Yalls State Titles. Ric Chan pic

L-R Greg Laurenson, Peter Holzman, Ron Waddell, Bruce King, Robin Sutherland, Peter Dyson, Rod Slater, Giles Geiger, Steve Cockburn & John Balgarnie.

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Yallingup Surf Board Club

Photo: 1965 Yallingup Surf Board Club members at Yallingup (pre Dyso). L-R Mark Waddell, Fred Lochowitch, Bill Oddy, John Pozzi, Peter Bothwell, Terry James, Craig Brent-White, Kim Woods, Geoff  Berry, Trevor Baskerville. Photo courtesy of Sonny James.

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In 1966 I was invited to join the prestigious Yallingup Surf Board Club. My YBC membership was probationary for 12 months and subject to review for any serious misconduct during that period. I was required to resign from my former board club Cottesloe Board Club and register with WASRA.

Images: 1966 Yallingup Surf Board Club memorabilia courtesy of Peter Dyson.

Left: YBC invitation letter to Peter signed by Club Secretary Bill Oddy. Right: Peter’s YBC membership card.

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This photo shows my Kombi loaded with surfboards parked outside the ‘No Parking’ sign in front of the Yallingup Surf Board Shack at Caves House Yallingup.

Photo: 1960s Yallingup L-R Peter Dyson, Kim ‘Dish’ Standish, Kevin Ager, Guy Laylor, Michael Bibby and 2 unidentified lads. Peter Dyson pic.

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In the 1990s Peter Clauson, Don Hancey & I were partners in the Surfside tenancy at Yallingup. I wore snake skin boots and added a karaoke machine to Surfside’s amenities. Turn-over picked-up and Surfside became a strong music scene with local musicians Vance Burrows, Gina Pannone, Leon Thomasian & others playing at the venue. It was a vibrant night spot and rivalled Caves House in entertainment.

I then sold my share in Surfside to Neil Anderson.

Photo: 1990s the five Peter’s at Surfside Yalls L-R Peter Clauson, Peter Kidd, Peter Shearer, Peter Dyson & Peter Davies. Neil Anderson pic.

1990s Yalls Surfside L-R Peter Clauson, Peter Kidd, Peter Shearer, Peter Dyson & Peter Davies - Neil Anderson pic IMG_03

I still enjoy surfing, singing & sex…..those activities get my endorphins pumping!