Surfing Down South - Discovering Margaret River and Yallingup

"Surfing Down South" explores the beginnings of surfing in the southwest of Western Australia.

It is dedicated to the pioneering surfers of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s 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, and Rob Conneeley, and a 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.

Book Details

Author: Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle
Hardcover: 196 pages
Publisher: Margaret River Press; 2nd edition (2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0987218093
ISBN-13: 978-0987218094
Product Dimensions: 12 x 8.5 x 1.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds