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Scott Dillon Bare Island Bombora 1962

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photo Jack Eden, sourced in Margan and Finney’s A Pictorial History of Surfing 1970, p 269

Big waves were what every surfer wanted to ride and read about in the the early 1960s, especially after Sydney-siders Nipper Williams, Bob Pike, Mick McMahon and Dave Jackman showed they could handle huge Hawaiian surf and Dave Jackman hit front pages across Australia as the first surfer to ride the fearsome Queenscliff bombora in 1961.

Scott Dillon surfed the fabled Bare Island bombie at the entrance to Botany Bay in 1962. The reef hasn’t been surfed since, lending this well-known photo by Jack Eden an almost el dorado aura. [info Murray Walding Blue Heaven 2003]

Written by garycrockett

July 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 am

Posted in 1960s

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