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Dorothy De Rooy

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mid 6os Manly photo by Herman Kalkreuter in Manly: South Pacific Playground 1967 Manly Council publication

Manly 15 year old, Dorothy De Rooy, (sitting on left) won the NSW open class women’s surfboard riding championship in April 1964 although was beaten in the World Championships a month later by Phyllis O’Donnell (wearing shirt). That’s Dorothy’s best friend Marilyn Bennett sitting on the right and star Californian surfer Linda Benson holding up the striped mal.

Written by garycrockett

August 11th, 2010 at 6:19 am

Posted in 1960s

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