Surfing Down South - Discovering Margaret River and Yallingup
"Surfing Down South" explores the beginnings of surfing in the south west of Western Australia.
It is dedicated to the pioneering surfers of the 50s, 60s and 70s who share riveting and often humorous anecdotes of their antics and adventures in their journey to discover their dream surf locations.
Find out who and how Bears, Injidup Carpark and Gallows were discovered and named. What is the relationship between the Busso bogs and surfers? Did farmers really lock up their daughters when the surfers were in town?
The pages of this publication are filled with tales of discovery, mateship and antics. Weekly weekend journeys were often male dominated, fun filled, challenging and ritualistic. A surf in the morning, discovering a new surf location during the day, a few beers in the evening, a canned meal then retirement in a hammock or sneaking into the local hall or primary school.
Photographs by legendary surf photographers Ric Chan, John Witzig and John Ogden alongside engaging narratives from pioneering surfers such as George Simpson, Ian Cairns, Rob Conneeley and Foreword by local surfing hero Taj Burrow, the book offers readers a unique insight into the surf culture and surfing history.
"Surfing Down South" is a surf book by Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle.