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Andrew Kidman took this photo of me in the lane way behind our old surf

Andrew Kidman took this photo of me in the lane way behind our old surf shop in Newcastle in 2005. The board on the left is the orignal 6’4″ Free Ride Twin Fin that I rode at Off The Wall in Hawaii & in the Australian Pro events in 1978. The one…

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Brad from Slimes Surf & Skate, Newcastle

Brad from Slimes Surf & Skate, Newcastle. He’s holding a stock 6’2″ single fin “Sting” model. it’s 201/2″ wide & 27/8″ thick. Retro 1970’s rocker & volume distribution with…

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Photo , John Witzig

Photo , John Witzig. This was taken during the Hawaiian winter of 76-77 in Jock Sutherland’s mum’s yard on the North Shore. From Left to Right. “King Kong” & the “Water Wiggle” are 6’8″ Stingers…

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The board with the flames is an Aipa single fin “Sting” which was shaped by

The board with the flames is an Aipa single fin “Sting” which was shaped by Ben Aipa in Hawaii in 1976. It’s 6’8″, 201/4″ wide & 27/8″ thick. Photo, Jeff Divine. The flame airbrush was done by Al Dove who…

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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…

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Ben Aipa, South Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Ben Aipa, South Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Photo, Warren Bolster. Seriously, is this one of the most hell on rail power “cutty’s” ever photographed ?Ben is riding one of his own shapes & inventions, a “Sting”. It’s…

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