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Design of movie ticket for 1969 ‘Evolution’ surf film.

In 1969, John Arnold Surf Machines in Adelaide got in touch with New Zealand photo-journalist Ric Chan. At the time, Ric was touring the East Coast of Australia in his gold coloured Kombi. John Arnold commissioned him to travel from Adelaide to Western Australia, to cover the first Australian Surfing Titles held in WA and design a movie ticket for Paul Witzigs’ 1969 Evolution surf film.

Click on this link to view Ric Chan’s coverage of 1969 Australian Surf Titles in WA

Ric’s photos and article covering the Title events held at Scarborough, Margaret River and Yallingup, were then featured on the poster sized movie ticket for Paul Witzigs’ Evolution surf film. Ric’s commentary is accompanied by reviews from surf legends Bob McTavish and John Arnold. The ticket doubled as the movie poster and was published by John W Robertson in Adelaide, June 1969.

The front of the poster shows a John Arnold Surf Machine logo and is accompanied by a well-known image of Wayne Lynch from Victoria. The photo by lensman John Pennings, was taken at the 1968 Australian Surfing Titles at Palm Beach, on the NSW coast.

Image: 1969 front of Evolution surf film ticket. Wayne Lynch photo by John Pennings.


The back of the Evolution surf film ticket features reviews by Bob McTavish, Ric Chan and John Arnold with surf photos by Ric Chan.

Image: 1969 back of Evolution surf film ticket. Photos by Ric Chan.


Image: Bob McTavish’s ‘Evolution film and it’s maker’ review on Evolution surf film ticket. Photos by Ric Chan.


Image: Ric Chan’s ‘1969 Australian Surf Titles’ report on Evolution surf film ticket. Photos by Ric Chan.


Image: John Arnold’s ‘Wayne Lynch’ review on Evolution surf film ticket. Photos by Ric Chan.


In 2014, Ric Chan presented an original edition of the Evolution surf film ticket to Surfing WA. The ticket, now a collector’s item for surf history buffs, was placed in Surfing WA’s history collection.




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Ric Chan’s coverage of 1969 Australian Surf Titles in WA.

In 1965 young New Zealand surfer and photographer Ric Chan moved from New Zealand and landed in Brisbane Australia seeking adventure.

RicI brought my Pentax camera & second hand £26 600mm lens to shoot surf. For a couple of years I toured the East Coast of OZ chasing waves, women & adventure in my gold coloured VW Kombi van, which I built behind Jack Knight’s parent’s apartment in North Steyne. I earned $’s taking surf photos and selling them to Surf Magazines. I may be Australia’s first Chinese surfer/surf photographer.

Photo: 1968 Ric Chan’s gold Kombi outside Bob McTavish property in Northern NSW. Ric Chan pic.


RicOn one of my surf trips, I met top surfers Wayne Dale and Lane Habib (South Australia). It was Lane who talked me into going to South Australia. I was a free spirit and thought why not! In Adelaide I met John Arnold who commissioned me to travel from SA to WA to cover the 1969 Australian Surfing Titles and design a movie ticket/poster for Paul Witzigs’ Evolution surf film.

Photo: 1968 John Arnold Surfboards brochure, compliments of Gasworks Surf Shops WA.


The following images are Ric Chan’s photographic coverage of the ’69 Australian Surfing Titles. The design of the poster sized Evolution movie ticket is covered in the next SDS blog.


Western Australia hosted the Australian Surf Riding Titles for the first time in May 1969. The contest was blessed with offshore conditions and plenty of swell. Championship rounds were held at Scarborough and Margaret River and finished with finals at Yallingup.

Contest Results

Mens: 1. Nat Young NSW 2. Peter Drouyn QLD 3. Richard Harvey NSW.

Junior Mens: 1. Wayne Lynch VIC 2. David ‘Baddy’ Treloar NSW 3. Butch Cooney NSW.

Womens: 1. Josette Largardene QLD 2. Nola Shepherd SA 3. Judy Trim NSW.

Senior Mens: 1. Ted Harvey NSW 2. Alan Robins WA 3. Dave Williams WA.

WA surfers Peter ‘Spook’ Bothwell & Ian ‘Kanga’ Cairns were finalists in the Open & Juniors respectively

Image: 1969 newspaper clipping featuring Ric Chan and eastern states surfers at the ’69 contest. Image courtesy of Independent Newspaper. L-R Shane Stedman NSW, Ric Chan surf photographer NZ, Richard Harvey NSW & Glen Richie NSW.


Ric was/is a flamboyant surf photographer. He infamously rowed out into the oversized Margs Main Break line-up in a row boat to shoot the surf contest.

RicWA contest official Trevor Burslem (dec’d) would call out the giant sets over the PA, to warn me of any big sets in-bound. I was only 26 years old at the time and had no fear back then!

Photo: 1969 surf photographer Ric Chan at Yallingup. Photo courtesy of Ric Chan.



Photo: 1969 Margaret River line-up for the contest. Contest official Trevor Burslem is walking down the track in his parka. Ric Chan pic.


Photos: 1969 Contest officials & photographers at Margaret River. Richard Harvey NSW (3rd from right top pic) Ric Chan pics.


Photos: 1969 Contest spectators at Surfers Point at Margaret River. John Balgarnie WA bottom right. Ric Chan pics.


Photos: 1969 competitors preparing for heats at Margaret River. Right: Richard Harvey NSW. Ric Chan pics


Photo:  1969 David ‘Baddy’ Treloar NSW competing in the Junior Mens division at Margaret River. Ric Chan pic


Photo:  1969 Ian Cairns WA competing in the Junior Mens division at Margaret River. Ric Chan pic.


Photo:  1969 Wayne Lynch VIC competing in the Junior Mens division at Yallingup. Ric Chan pic.


Photo: 1969 Robert ‘Nat’ Young NSW in the Mens division at Margaret River. Ric Chan pic.


Photo: 1969 Peter Drouyn NSW in the Mens division at Margaret River. Ric Chan pic.


Photos: 1969 unidentified surfer in the Mens division at Margaret River. Ric Chan pic.


RicI liked what I saw in WA during the ’69 Titles and after finalising commitments in Adelaide I returned to WA later in the year. This time I drove my gold kombi across the Nullarbor, which was an unpaved road of bull dust. I surfed Cactus on route and saw a giant shark in the line-up and paddled straight in as I was the only person out. Then my kombi broke down after I hit a pot hole which was at least 3ft deep. The Kombi came to a grinding halt…nothing I did would make it go! An hour later a young guy stopped & asked if he could help…..he told me the carbie was flooded and to wait a while. We tore down some trees & lit a fire to keep warm & about another hour later, he told to fire up the motor and it worked! I continued on towards Perth.

Photo: 1969 Ric Chan posing on his gold Kombi during his passage across the Nullarbor Plain. Ric Chan pic.

Ric In WA I scored a job as a DJ in the Sheraton Down Under Disco. After that I joined Independent Newspapers as a photo journalist. I also did voice overs, modelled and presented for Jeans West and DJ’d at Gobbles Nightclub until 1985, then I headed to Bali to manage the Cheaters Night Club on the Kuta entertainment strip. But that’s another story…….

I’m like a flower in the wind and like to spread pollen all over the place!

Coming soon Design of movie ticket for 1969 ‘Evolution’ surf film.






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1970s Blackie the dog by Ian ‘Prive’ Morris

In the mid 70’s I was working as a brickie with Peter ‘Mac’ McDonald and Darren ‘Buggsy’ Edwards at Yallingup. Buggsy now trains Police in self-defence!

Photo: 1975 Prive’s bricklaying team and others on Peter Dyson’s property at Northcliffe. Peter Mac pic.

L-R Chris ‘Greeny’ Green, Hans Kopp, Ian ‘Prive’ Morris, Daryl ‘Buggsy’ Edwards and Peter Mac.

We were building John ‘Dandaragan’ Robinson’s house on Wardenup Crescent and a stray dog found our brick laying team. We called him Blackie cos’ he was black.

We used to throw bricks into trees and Blackie would climb the tree – amazing like – it’s a rare dog that climbs trees – and bring the brick back down. Blackie entertained us during smokos…and brickies need entertainment!

Photo: Mid 1970s Yalls Blackie the dog fetching a brick in a tree.  Prive pic.

On a weekend trip, Bruce King, Sharon ‘Shaz’ Day (now Barratt), Steve ‘Blue’ Nicholson, Mark Rudenberg & I drove to Perth in my blue HR panel van (shagging wagon). Blackie came for the drive and entertained us on the trip.

We drove on South West Highway and had a beer / middy at every pub en route. We also decided to souvenir a glass or ash tray at every venue. By the time we got to Perth we were pissed. We ended up at the White Sands pub in Scarborough and souvenired small liqueur bottles from the bottle department. We then proceeded to drink more at the Sunday Session.

Photo: 1972 Sharon Day & Blue Nicholson leaning on Prive’s blue panel van at Yallingup. Prive pic

Blackie & I separated when I travelled overseas with Graham ‘Guru’ Lesley. From there-on Bob Monkman took on Blackie.

Photo: 1975 Guru with original family at Komala Indah Losmens in Bali. Prive pic.

Apparently after a few months, Blackie found another owner and left Bobbo.

Blackie chose his owners, reminiscent of the famous Red Dog up north.

We used to have a lot of fun with that dog, back when we were bricklayers!


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Alfonso ‘Fonzie’ Puzzarini’s viaggi di surf (surf travel)

Italian surfer Alfonso ‘Fonzie’ Puzzarini & his partner Chiara Pieri moved from Italy to the South West in 2011. The family runs the popular Shaana Café at Yallingup Beach. They have a six year old daughter Shanti and dachshund named Kikko.

Images: 2014 -2016 Shaana Café at Yallingup.  Pics by Alfonzo, Loz Smith and Jim King.


This is Alfonso’s story of how his family left Italy and moved to West OZ.

I was born in Cervia, a sea-side village in the province of Ravenna in north east Italy in 1971. The village is located on the Adriatic Sea. There were small waves near my village, but no surf magazines.

Image: Map of Fonzie’s home town Cervia on the East Coast of Italy.


I have salt in my veins. My village is famous for producing sweet salt from an old salt farm dating back to the Etruscan period.

Photo: 1980s old salt farm in Fonzie’s village. Alfonso pic.


My best school friend Pietro had a surfboard and we started surfing by sharing his board. One of us would surf, while the other took photos.

In 1984 (age 13) I bought my first surfboard…a homemade twin fin epoxy surfboard. My second surfboard was a thruster from Tazz & Gerbi Surfboards in local Ravennia. They started the first Italian Surf Magazine called ‘Surf News’. It was free and is still going online today.

Image: 1998 Italian Surf News mag. Image courtesy of Alfonso.


In the 1980s not many people were surfing on the Italian East coast. Tuscany & Rome on the West coast had a few surfers. In 1986 Pietro, Giorgio and I (age 15-16) started searching for waves. We made our first trip to the West coast by train and surfed Viareggio in Tuscany.

Photo: 1988 Fonzie & his Italian surf mates at their town beach Canalino Spiagga. Alfonso pic.

Giorgio (far left standing), Alfonso (centre sitting with Oakley sunnies) and Pietro (squatting far right).


Then in 1987 at age 16-17 my friends Pietro, Georgio and I caught the train to Biarritz in France and surfed real good waves. After that trip, we returned to France and Spain every year at end of summer during the school holidays.

Photo: 1980s Fonzie surfing at Zarautz beach in Spain. Alfonzo pic.


After I left school and finished compulsory Naval Service in 1991, I went on a surf trip to Bali for two months with friends Diego and Mirko. We mainly surfed Kuta/Legian beach breaks but also scored beautiful long lefts at Medewi.

Photo: 1991 Fonzie’s first trip to Kuta/Legian in Bali. Alfonzo pic

L-R Diego, Fonzie and Mirko in Poppies Lane.


I returned to Italy homesick. Even though I was surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing and motor cross. I was still restless as I fell in love with surfing after that Bali trip.

The ‘Surfing Shop’ in my home town sponsored me in skateboarding and snowboarding. We used to compete every second weekend in Italy.

Photos: 1990s Fonzie sponsored skateboarder in Italy. Alfonzo image & pics

Left: (Top) 1990s Fonzie tattered wall ride in Ravenna street park (Bottom) 1986 Fonzie on the right in Skate Park with mate.

Right: 1990 and 1988 Fonzie free styling.



I went Heli-skiing in the mountains. Weather & visibility was poor and we only had one run, but it was excellent. I went down the hill behind a mate and it was like surfing through the powder snow.

Photo: 1990s Fonzie sponsored snow boarder in Italy. Alfonzo pics.

Left: 1988 Fonzie snowboarding Les Arc in France.

Right: 1998 Fonzie snowboarding Pink Mountain on the border of Italy & France.


I really enjoyed trail bike riding, but didn’t do it for long because there were too many injuries.

Photos: 1990s Fonzie dirt bike riding in Italy. Alfonzo pics.


After I got my driver’s licence, I would listen to swell reports and weather forecasts then drive to Viareggio in Tuscany or Rome on day trips. We drive fast in Italy and the trip from the east coast to west coast would take approximately three hours.

My surfing was improving and I received a wild card into the European Surf Championships at Tuscany. I was knocked out of the competition early, but I was hooked on surfing. Every holiday I went on surf trips to France, Spain and Sardinia Island. Sardinia Island is the 2nd second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, it has the best and most consistent surf in Italy.

In 1989 I was working in the Surfing Shop in my home town when I met a guy from Scarborough WA. His name was Simon and he was a licensed shaper for Rusty Surfboards back in Perth. I helped him get surfboards blanks and he told me about the waves in Oz.

In the mid 1990s I went on surf trips to California, Barbados Island in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico (Puerto Escondido and La Punta) and Sri Lanka.

In 2000 I travelled to West Oz and windsurfed and surfed the metro beaches around Perth and over at Rottnest Island. After months working in WA, my friends Matteo & Massimo and I were headed to the East Coast when we stopped at Yallingup Beach on route. The old Surfside Café was still there. I thought what a beautiful place, I would love to live in a place like this.

But as it was my first stop we moved on, I thought there would be plenty more, but no, there wasn’t!

We drove across the Nullarbor to SA, Vic and NSW.

Photos: 2000 Fonzie’s OZ trip. Pics by Alfonso.

Top: (Left) Fonzie and Koala. (Right) Fonzie at Esperance.

Bottom: (Left) Fonzie in Kombi at Lancelin. (Right) Massimo and Matteo on Nullarbor Plain.


On the NSW North coast at Byron Bay we met former USA Surfing Champion Rusty Miller. He was running the surf school at Byron Bay and invited us to his 60th birthday at his place. We made him a special meal that night.

In 2014 Rusty Miller from Byron Bay attended a book signing function for his Turning Point book at Shaana Café Yallingup.

Photos: 2014 Rusty Miller and Loz Smith at book signing function held at Shaana Café. Loz Smith pics.


In 2001 I returned to Italy and spent another summer there. But I was still restless and sold my share in a Piadina (flat bread) business to my brother and moved back to Oz.

I opened an ice cream business at Scarborough and through that business got my Austalian visa. I was surfing at Scarborough and windsurfing at Cottesloe. I had heard of waves in the South West and started driving down on my own. I have an Italian surfing friend Tommy living at Margaret’s. He has a ‘One love, one fin’ sign on his green Kombi.

Photo: 2016 Tommy’s a ‘One love, one fin’ green Kombi at Gracetown. Alfonso pic.


In 2006 I quit my ice cream job and sailed from Sydney around the top end of Australia all the way to Dunsborough in WA with renowned pro-sailor Max Fossati of Whitbread, America Cup fame. I took my surfboard and we surfed Burleigh on the Gold Coast and saw some beautiful waves off islands up north, but was told they were no-go zones because of big crocs.

We surfed a small wave at Broome and while there met WA surfer Peter ‘Rinso’ Wise. Rinso joined the crew and sailed with us to Dunsborough. In Exmouth, Rinso borrowed a car and showed me the beautiful waves in the region. I dived in the crystal clear warm water and saw turtles, whales, manta rays etc.

We also stopped in Carnarvon and the Captain gave me a few days off to make a surf trip to Gnaraloo & the Bluff. I got amazing waves, but it was scary on my small twin fin. We arrived in Dunsborough in September 2006 after a three month boat trip.

Photo: 2006 Red Bluff (Carnarvon) WA. Alfonso pic.

L-R Winky with thruster, Fonzie with twin fin and Tommy (one love, one fin) with his single fin board.


In 2007 I went back to Italy because my Dad was sick. He passed away while I was there. During this time I met Chiara Pieri from my home town. Straight way I told her “hey I live in Oz”. She said “I never thought about Oz, but why not!”

At the end of 2007, Chiara and I travelled to Oz and stayed at Scarborough for eight months. We then did a trip around Oz and then called in at Nias & India on the return journey to Italy in 2009.

In November 2009 our daughter Shanti was born.

It was not pleasurable living in Italy and in 2010 we moved back to Oz for five months while we were considering options about where we wanted to live.

We had three choices on our wish list:

  1. Yallingup
  2. Byron Bay
  3. Northern NSW

We chose Yallingup and in 2012 started Shaana Café on Yallingup beach front. (The name Shaana is derived from Shanti & our friend Anastacia). We do Aussie style breakfasts and lunches with typical Italian piadina bread and of course coffee and cakes. We close Shaana Café for winter (June –September) and head to warmer waters in Bali & Italy.

Photos: 2015-16 Fonzie surfing SW waves on a longboard. SW pics by Loz Smith and Brian Bell.


Photos: 2015-16 Fonzie surfing Canggu Beach Bali on shortboard, longboard and finless Alaia board. Canggu photographer unknown.


My partner Chiara Pieri surfed little in Italy, but she fell in love with surfing at Yallingup. Initially she was scared in the water, but now with tuition from former pro surfer Claire ‘Bevo’ Bevilacqua she is an addict! If she doesn’t surf twice a week she gets frustrated and takes it out on me, especially at work!

Photos: 2015-16 Chiara surfing Yalls and Bali (Canggu & Uluwatu). Pics by various photographers.

Our daughter Shanti (age 6) got her first board at four years old and is a competent skateboarder. For her 6th birthday she received one of Taj Burrow’s old boards from Claire Bevilacqau. She loves surfing on her new board. Our dog Kikko is a dachshund and is land based.

Photos: 2015-16 Shanti surfing and skating with Kikko pics. Pics by various SW photographers.


Celebrity Pics

Multiple MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi grew up in my village in Cervia Italy and we have known each other for a long time. In October this year I travelled to Phillip Island in Victoria to see him win the Australian leg of 2016 MotoGP World Championships.

Photo: 2016 Fonzie with Matteo Flamigna, Valentino Rossi’s technical adviser at Phillip Island Vic.


Photos: 2015 Chiara and Fonzie with Hawaiian Pro Surfer Carissa Moore in the South West. Loz Smith and Fonzie pics.


When you next visit Yallingup Beach call in and have a meal or coffee with Alfonso and Chiara at Shaana Cafe Unit 2/ 6 Dawson Drive, Yallingup Western Australia 6282 Tel 08 9756 6999




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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.

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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.

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