American and Australian surfers in Byron 1960s & 1970s
Dimensions: 244 x 210 – Portrait – Hardcover – 184 pages
Published by: Surf Research
Publication Date: August 2022
It is the story of the surfers, American and Australian, who made Byron Bay their home in the 1960s and 1970s. It is a social history of a time in Byron that changed its history forever. Culture wars. Freedom, rebellion, they believed they were going to change the world.
“Byron Bay is rich in stories: something has happened in every corner, behind every tree, on (and under) every blade of grass…and of course in every take-off spot. This book is a treasury of those tales that give Byron its unique living spirit. To read it is to feel that you have been welcomed into a tribe.”
Malcolm Knox, Australian journalist, author and surfer
“Tricia has successfully woven personal stories of drama and daring into a layered social history of the far north coast seen through the eyes of a community of American and Australian surfers tied through a bond of understanding and respecting a feeling. A feeling born out of the joy we experience playing in the waves, how simple and yet how powerful that connection can be.”
Simon Baker is an award winning actor and director, a surfer and north coast resident.