• American and Australian surfers in Byron 1960s & 1970s Dimensions: 244 x 210 - Portrait - Hardcover - 184 pages Published by: Surf Research Publication Date: August 2022 ISBN 978-0-9871522-3-7 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.
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  • EDITION: 1 to 50 STOCK & PRINT: Giclée prints on Moab Natural Paper. All prints are supplied in matt & backed. IMAGE SIZE: 40cm x 60cm (approx). OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: 85.6cm x 68.2cm Jenny was part of the original group of the Sydney surfing scene to trail blaze to the North Coast of NSW to pioneer a different way of life than what the city had to offer. She was always a most generous hostess when all the hungry surfers came into her, and her then husband, Lester’s home. In later years she opened the first organic bakery, called Jenny Cakes, in the Orient building on the corner of Jonson and Lawson Sts, Byron Bay. Lester, was Byron Bay’s first surfing solicitor, and also a co-founder/owner of the renowned restaurant/bar/café Dinty’s on Jonson St. just near the intersection with Lawson St. There was many a wild time at Dinty’s. That’s another story.
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  • EDITION: 1 to 50 STOCK & PRINT: Giclée prints on Moab Natural Paper. All prints are supplied in matt & backed. IMAGE SIZE: 40cm x 60cm (approx). OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: 85.6cm x 68.2cm Cool and composed from Huntington Beach California. Absolutely the master of nose riding and a top stylist (both in and out of the water) in his day. Here, he was in the parking lot at Bells. There were no waves. He came in from LA, had a look, and went home. It didn’t fit his style and mood at the time. The stylish hat is from a famous LA designer, whose name escapes me.
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  • EDITION: 1 to 50 STOCK & PRINT: Giclée prints on Moab Natural Paper. All prints are supplied in matt & backed. IMAGE SIZE: 40cm x 60cm (approx). OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: 85.6cm x 68.2cm Lennox Point, as we called it The Ox, was and still is, to me the ultimate wave and place of North Coast surfing. It is my ultimate surfing pleasure. In the morning when you drive up to the headland and see the lines of a new big south swell, your heart rate cranks. In those days it was a cleared cattle paddock. If this scene were today the roadway would be jammed packed with vehicles from all states and surfers from all nations. Lennox Point is now a dedicated National Surfing Reserve, in recognition of its special meaning to surfers everywhere.
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  • EDITION: 1 to 50 STOCK & PRINT: Giclée prints on Moab Natural Paper. All prints are supplied in matt & backed. IMAGE SIZE: 40cm x 60cm (approx). OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: 85.6cm x 68.2cm We used to be able to drive in and park on the hill near the headland at Lennox if you had a four- wheel drive. This was Paul Witzig’s International truck with the peace sign on the inside of the back door. Not every other surfer had one in those days. Paul was filming Sea of Joy. This is my favorite lifestyle shot that shows what we were all into at that time, the perfect Lennox Head point day. Ah, when time suspended into long, warm sun-drenched sessions. The consistent quality waves here were the main dynamic energy source and common denominator. They gave us life force.
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  • EDITION: 1 to 50 STOCK & PRINT: Giclée prints on Moab Natural Paper. All prints are supplied in matt & backed. IMAGE SIZE: 40cm x 60cm (approx). OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: 85.6cm x 68.2cm Surf love. What keeps a surfer motivated and warm in body and heart when not riding waves and when wetsuits were not as snug as they are today? A post surf session good wrap up in blanket and the closeness of female companionship. In the background wearing the bandana with large sideburns is Dale Dobson, switchfoot from California, who could do anything on a surfboard and an unknown wearing the Bells contest t-shirt.
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  • EDITION: 1 to 50 STOCK & PRINT: Giclée prints on Moab Natural Paper. All prints are supplied in matt & backed. IMAGE SIZE: 40cm x 60cm (approx). OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: 85.6cm x 68.2cm I have many photos of Russell at this time as he was always around yet he was hard to keep up with in any way. He was an enigmatic figure in the era of the 60s and 70s, always in motion and forever mysterious. Where he was, and what he was doing, was to him not necessarily any of your bees’ wax (business). He always had an interesting car, a Cheshire cat smile and looked like he had just come in from a good surf. But he did not want to be photographed. Somehow I was able to capture him. He sure was photogenic.
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  • EDITION: 1 to 50 STOCK & PRINT: Giclée prints on Moab Natural Paper. All prints are supplied in matt & backed. IMAGE SIZE: 40cm x 60cm (approx). OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: 85.6cm x 68.2cm When the sun came out and you were surfing Lennox the day just seemed to float. Here, spending suspended long days cushioned by the thick green tufts of grass on the northern hillside of Lennox, is Tommy filming Sea of Joy, Sade and Nyarie, who opened the first women’s clothing shop, Neverlands, in Byron Bay. We all had dogs, Afghans (Cloud here was my Afghan) and Red Setters, farmhouses in the hills, were doing yoga and growing vegetables. We were the new tribe. Surfers were carving their new lifestyle niche into the very conservative, local community of the tough, working class town of Byron Bay.
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  • EDITION: 1 to 50 STOCK & PRINT: Giclée prints on Moab Natural Paper. All prints are supplied in matt & backed. IMAGE SIZE: 40cm x 60cm (approx). OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: 85.6cm x 68.2cm Wayne Parkes, New Zealand’s surfing champion, with boards stacked on the Morris 1100. He is still surfing and shaping in Auckland. To this day he still uses these lightly swept back, narrow tipped, fiberglass, Greenough-influenced fin types on his boards.
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