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The 1980 Rip Curl Bells Beach Easter Classic trophy

The 1980 Rip Curl Bells Beach Easter Classic trophy. Without question the best & one of the most coveted trophy’s in pro surfing. I’d always wanted to win this event so bad just to get a Bell & was so stoked when I finally did in 1978. I…

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A bottom turn shot from the early 1980’s during the Rip Curl Easter Classic at

A bottom turn shot from the early 1980’s during the Rip Curl Easter Classic at Bells Beach. The board is either a 6’2″ or a 6’4″ twin fin. My contest quiver consisted of a 6’2″ for small surf & the 6’4″…

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Hawaiian master shaper & legend surfer Reno Abellira at Bells Beach, mid 70’s during the

Hawaiian master shaper & legend surfer Reno Abellira at Bells Beach, mid 70’s during the Rip Curl Easter Classic. His O’Neill wetsuit had Bell Bottoms !!! I worshiped the ground Reno walked on but I couldn’t quite get my head around…

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A shot of me at Bells during the Rip Curl Bells Beach Easter Pro

A shot of me at Bells during the Rip Curl Bells Beach Easter Pro. I think it was taken 39 years ago in 1980. I was riding a 6’2″, 201/4″ wide & 27/8″ thick Twin Fin that I’d shaped, sprayed & glassed. Ive never seen this…

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A shot from Easter 1978 at the Rip Curl Pro event at Bells Beach

A shot from Easter 1978 at the Rip Curl Pro event at Bells Beach. I’m riding the Free Ride Twin Fin, it’s 6’4″, 21″ wide & 27/8″ thick. Photo Art Brewer. @artbrewer @ripcurl_aus #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes…

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Safe to say Mick Fanning, his mates & half of Torquay have serious hangovers this

Safe to say Mick Fanning, his mates & half of Torquay have serious hangovers this morning from celebrating “The Festival Of Mick” at Bells. Very few athletes in any sport get to retire on their own terms at the time of their choosing. For…

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A 40 year old shot of me taken at Bells Beach in 1978

A 40 year old shot of me taken at Bells Beach in 1978. I’m riding a Twin Fin, 6’4″ long, 21″ wide & 27/8″ thick, deep Vee bottom, fluted wings with a hard tucked under resin edge which ran from nose to tail. I still have this…

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