newspapers : 1953
|The Australian Women's Weekly
7 January 1953, page 7.
Holidays at PALM BEACH
SURFBOARD. Sun-tanned Mr. and Mr». Ken Murrell, of Northwood, are among the keenest surfers at Palm Beach.
Ken is a member of Palm Beach Surf Life-Saving Club.
1953 'Holidays at PALM BEACH', The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), 7 January, p. 7. , viewed 30 Dec 2016,
Melbourne,16 January 1953, page 4.
You're in the money if you're in a circle
At Ocean Grove, on the long, golden beach, facing the southern rollers, "The Argus" camera-man found these holiday people, and his camera sights put them in the money.
and another £2 for the young lad with the glasses in the group of surfboard riders, above.
1953 'You're in the money if you're in a circle', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 16 January, p. 4. , viewed 30 Dec 2016,
8 August 1953, page 3.
LIFE SAVING IN BRITAIN
Mr. Allan Kennedy, a former Superintendent of Life Saving in Queensland and Victoria, and a member of the Surf Life Saving Association of Australia, have arrived in Britain to teach Australian methods to British teams.
He will open his "school" at Bude, Cornwall.
In one picture Mr. Kennedy demonstrates. his surf water-ski to Sir Thomas White, the High Commissioner, at Australia House, London.
The surf ski is widely used for rescue work off the Australian ocean beaches.
A cross between a flat surf board and a canoe, it is the fastest method used by a lifesaver for reaching a swimmer who gets into difficulties.
1953 'LIFE SAVING IN BRITAIN', Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), 8 August, p. 3. , viewed 30 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62498088
Herald and Miners' Advocate
13 February 1953, page 14.
Water Referee At Titles
Allan Paterson; Superintendent of Newcastle branch of the Surf Lifesaving Association, will have a big job at the State surf championships at Caves Beach to-morrow.
He will be in charge of all water. events as water referee
Paterson, who became branch Superintendent for the first time this season, was first interested in swimming 30 years ago in the old Salty Creek Club at Young Wallsend.
At 18 he joined Swansea ber of the club's boat crews for some years.
He and another member owned the first surfboard to go to the area, and performed one of the first surfboard rescues carried out in the Newcastle district.
The rescue of a young woman was carried out in rough seas.
It was quite an effort on a board that took three men to carry it to the water's edge
Paterson joined the Newcastle Board of Examiners in1936, after having been chief instructor of the club for a number of years.
He rose in the board of examiners to deputy superintendent, a position he held for three years.
He is a life member of Swansea-Belmont Club, Newcastle branch, and the State Centre of the Surf Lifesaving Association.
1953 'Water Referee At Titles', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , 13 February, p. 14. , viewed 30 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134829167
20 February 1953, page 28.
TRAILER FOR SKIS
First ski trailer to make its appearance in Brisbane belongs to Kirra Surf Lifesaving Club and will have its first outing this week-end when it takes the club's surf skis and surfboards to Mooloolaba for the North Coast Branch championships.
The wheels and front assembly were donated by a Kallangur resident after an appeal had been made through Old Bill's Column.
1953 'TRAILER FOR SKIS', Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 - 1954), 20 February, p. 28. (SECOND EDITION), viewed 30 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217191679
Brisbane, 3 October 1953, page 2.
Ian Gall and Dick Falconer re-discover a gem of the South Coast.
Claim longest surf ski runs
To-day South Coast and Northern New South Wales lifesavers make it their winter headquarters, where up to 30 of them at a time can be seen shooting the big south-east rollers on their surf boards and skis.
They will back the bay's ski and board runs - sometimes up to almost three-quarters of a mile in length - against any beach in Australia.
Trove1953 'RAINBOW BAY ', The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), 3 October, p. 2. , viewed 30 Nov 2016,
Sydney, 16 October 1953, page 17.
ARTHUR POLKINGHORNE'S SYDNEY DIARY...
When you duck smartly under a wave to avoid a masterless, careering surfboard, the chap you have to thank for the thrill is really Duke Kahanamoku.
The Hawaiian swimmer brought the idea here early this century, made the first board in Australia, a solid sugar pine job, and gave the first demonstration of surfboard riding in high seas at Freshwater
That original board, an 8ft solid job of sugar pine, was presented last week to the Freshwater Life Saving Club by veteran surfer Claude West, who got it from the Duke and on it was undefeated surfboard champion from 1915 to 1924.
Claude used the board until last year.
1953 'ARTHUR POLKINGHORNE'S', The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), 16 October, p. 17. (LATE FINAL EXTRA), viewed 30 Dec 2016,
Sydney Morning Herald
2 November 1953, page 5.
NEWS PICTURES OF LOCAL EVENTS
Lorraine Ballard, 17, and John Robson, 18, both of Bondi,
were ready for the surf with boards at Bondi Beach yesterday.
1953 'NEWS PICTURES OF LOCAL EVENTS', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 2 November, p. 5. , viewed 30 Nov 2016,
Handicap four-a-slde relay race: M. Riddington, H. Young, C. Rayner, P. Barry, 1: Ct. Morton, D. Keogh, R, Nisbet, J. Mitchell, 2; K. Jones, L. Crum, R. Clissold, T. Begg, 3.
Handicap surfboard race: W. Melville, 1; L. Wheaton, 2; G. Hughes. 3.
Handicap surf race: D. Jenkin, 1; V. Riley, 2; H. Parkes, 3.
Handicap surf race: D. Marrott, 1; T. Elwood, 2; H. Bingham. 3.
Surfboard race: D. Marrot, 1; G. Ferris, 2; B. Marrot, 3.
Ski race: G. Van Dyke, 1; G. Ferris, 2; R. Muller, 3.
Beach sprint: B. Henry, 1; J. Shand, 2; R. Buist, 3.
Musical flags: B. Ferguson. 1; B. Henry, 2; R. Buist, 3.
RV?A"U l! s- Du(T' 2¡ N- Fisher, 3. I
A Grade Surf Race: K. Wilkie, 1; B. Parsons, 2.
B Grade Surf Race: K. Burgess, 1; G. Williams, 2.
Board Race: P. Rowlands, 1; A. Woods, 2.
Surf Ski Race: K. Howell deadheated with B. Ashcroft, 1; P. Coles, 3.
Beach Sprint: F. Grover, 1; T. Corbett. 2; D. Stewart, 3.
Beach Relay: G. Smith's ' team, 1; D. Harrison, 2; R. Allen, 3.
Surf Relay: B. Brown, J. Whiteman, 1; B. Waters, J. Schull, 2; D. Stewart, T. Corbett, 3.
Surf Race: C. Kli- nt nstcr. 1; K. J'ennlngton, 2; E. Niall, 3.
Beach Sprint: K. Locket, I: K. Carley. 2; H. Mossman, 3;
Surf Board: J. Anderson, I; B. Chcnhall, 2; R. Firkin. 3.
Handicap Surf Race: A: A. Cooke, 1; J. Fisher, 2; J. Robson, 3.
B: R. Woods, 1; R. Andrews, 2; R. Proudfoot, 3.
Cadet Surf Race: E. Ashenden, 1; L. Hutchings, 2; R. Cooke. 3.
Hep. Surf Race, Senior: B. Regan, 1; K. Manton, 2; V. Bllbow, 3.
Junior: W. Eady, 1; R. Laws, 2; B. Henderson, 3.
Cadet: B. Storey, 1; W. Salmon, 2; B. Banister, 3.
Hep. Board Race: H. Regan, 1; N. Stenhouse, 2; S. Jordan, 3.
Round the Island Ski Race: J. Yates, 1; M. Bourke, 2; R. Barton, 3.
Surf Race: B. Parker, 1; J. Bain, 2; A. Dawes, 3.
Ski Race: D. Howe, 1; P. Howe, 2; D. Lyall, 3.
Board Race: K. Monro, 1; T. Parker. 2; I. Rolle, 3.
Surf Race, A grade: Richard Twight, 1; T. Farrer, 2; N. Twight, 3.
B grade: J. Howland, 1; D. Woods, 2; D. Boyle, 3.
Cadet: B. West, 1; Roger Twight, 2; K. Lloyd, 3.
Handicap surf race: J. Eyers, 1; G. Atherton, 2; G. Gardner. 3.
A noticeable absentee from Towradgi Beach during the past few weeks has Branch surf board champion, 'Tosser' Green, ,
Old man 'flu' has caught up with this wizard of the board and his club expresses the hope that they will see the evergreen "Tosser" paddling with the boys and annex another Championship this season.
While on the question of boards, it is the opinion of many ardent surfers that the Towradgi club would be the largest board and ski club outside the metropolitan area.
Sydney, 15 November 1953, page 34.
THE RIGHT TOY FOR THE RIGHT AGE
JUNIOR surf board is only 3ft 6in long and is made of specially selected water proof Queensland pine with an oregon rib for balance.
The inflatable turtle is made of rubber, and the rubber-flippers ate small size ones for children.
1953 'STORAGE FOR TOYS', The Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1953 - 1954), 15 November, p. 34. , viewed 30 Nov 2016,