Stubbies contest, Burleigh Heads, 1977

Stubbies contest, Burleigh Heads, 1977. This was in a heat & we wore red or yellow shorts instead of a coloured rash shirt. The shorts were supplied by the event sponsor “Stubbies”. ( I was wearing Quiksilver shorts at the time ). One of the conditions of entry was that even if you had a clothing sponsor you still had to wear Stubbies. The Stubbies shorts had a scallop leg but they were still restrictive to surf in, grabbing on your thighs every time you crouched to turn. I ended up slicing the side seams above the scallop to open them up which helped. The board is a 6’8″ Stinger shaped by Ben Aipa & manufactured in Hawaii. It’s the one with King Kong sprayed on the bottom & it’s currently on display in the Surfworld Museum in Torquay, @aipasurf @dukeaipa surfworld.com.au @quiksilver #surfworld #benaipa

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