history : 1963, midget
by Midget Farrelly from Australia.
Surfing Illustrated (USA) Volume 1 Number 2 Spring 1963
Surfer Bi-Monthly (U.S.A) Volume 4 Number 1, 1963
Surfing World Volume 2 Number 1 March 1963.
Trevarno Glass Fabric
Volume 1 Number 5 January 1963.
|Surfabout Volume 1 Number 4
Cover: Rusty Miller, Sunset Beach by Dr. Don James.
Formation of ASA, with Midget Farrelly.
Surf registration to be 3 pounds.
Photograph of Wal Carle's 1928 redwood surfboard, and still manufacturing in 1963, compared with the modern Hydroplane designed by John Kelly and Woody Brown.
[Jack Eden]: Sand Shoes, photographs of Frank Latta, John Wheels Williams and Alan Dorman.
Desmond Muirhead: Hawaii, from his surfing book Surfing in Hawaii.
Early surfing in New Zealand, Bing Copeland and ? visit from California in 1959, Gordon Woods made under licence, also Plasticraft and Quane Surfboards.
Portfolio of International Surfing
Bob Weeks: North Narrabeen, Bob Kennerson (centrefold), Midget Farrelly, Danny Keyo, Scott Dillion, and Bob Pike.
Rodney Waldeck, photographs by John Arnold: Boomer Beach, South Australia.
1963 South Coast Championships, South Australia: 1st Brenton Walters, Bill Johnson 1st Juniors, Malcom Lock- biggest Wipeout.
Flashback . . .
The Board of '28!
The surf board of 1928, according to specifications on record, was a 9ft, slab of well seasoned, coarse-groined redwood tapered at the bow and stern.
A major drawback of course was its extreme cumbersomeness.
Mr. Wal Carle, Snr,, a surfboard manufacturer since 1928, told SURF-ABOUT that these boards retailed at £2/-/- "plus a tin of varnish."
(Top right): One of the typical "slab type" redwood surfboards of 1928 taken at Bondi, NSW
(Bottom right): The surf-board of today.
A radical stepped-bottom Hydroplane designed by John Kelly and Woody Brown.
Monthly June 1963 Volume 2 Number 4 .
Cover: Micky Dora, photograph by Mick McMahon, wins a Haminex Pratki automatic 35mm camera.
Bob Evans: Boggingar Is Too Much
Bob Evans: The Butter Box, surfed since the 1940's by greats such as Bluey Mayes
Midget Farrelly: Avalon Contest, Nat Young 1st Juniors, Chest Board 1st Rod Stumpter,Bob McTavish on the microphone and disc jockey.
Photograph Contest Winner (Keyo custom made surfboard): Alby Falzon.
Midget Farrelly: Keep in Trim- "those little hot dog boards 8' long by 22" wide will get into all sorts of trouble."
Mike Hickey: We Found Hickey! (European champion 1963)
Bruce Brown: Water Logged, and tee-shirts (Bare Foot Adventure), Slippery When Wet LP sound track by Bud Shank.
Beachwear by Hollywood
Gordon Woods Surfboards
BMC: Morris 850 ... yabbadabbadoo
ANOTHER SURFRAGETTEI sincerely hope you continue your good work in promoting our great sport which I have greatly enjoyed even in our cold Victorian surfs.
Somehow I still have the feeling that females like myself who dare to "infiltrate" the surf with a board invite trouble from the opposite sex.
Why the Australian board men continue this stupid act is a mystery to me and others.
It is interesting to note that women more than hold their own with men in riding the waves of Hawaii, so how about an article on the prowess of the Australian females in a future issue?
It would be interesting to note the response.
WESTERN FILMS?Would you please show some of your surfing films in Sydney's Western Suburbs?
We have to travel to Mosman for our closest look at these terrific films and I am sure you'd pack Parramatta Town Hall, and give surfing in Western Suburbs a lift, if you would come out this way.
MICHAEL HEALEY. Westmead.
Magazine October 1963 Volume 3 Number 2.
The Birth of Board Riding, chapter reproduced from Reg S. Harris' Heroes of the Surf, Manly Surf Life Saving Club.
Alby Falzon: Look North Man, with Nat Young , Bobby Brown , Kevin Platt and Speed Gordon.
Stomp Stuff, LP albums reviews of My Son the Surf Nut, Hello Melvin, The Lively Ones: Surfing Drums, and The Surfaris: Wipeout.
Narrabeen, featuring Denny Keogh, Wayne Burton, Russell Hughes..
Bob Evans: Elusive Currumbin.
Great Surfs of Australia: No. 3 Bondi , photographs of Kevin Brennan, Robert Kaneally (sic, Conneely), Chris Brock.
Honolulu Fever . Cartoon
Surfing Down South at Warilla, Bobby Brown, map by Bisso.
Bud Browne: Gung Ho!
McDonagh Surfboards, Pipeline Surf Wax with high grip formulation.
Ron Surfboards, the ''fastest'' board made.
The 1963 Surf Spectacular at the Sydney Stadium with music by The Bee Gees, The Atlantics, The Telstars, Laurel Lee, The Hall Brothers and The D-men with guest appearance by Midget Farrelly.
|Surfing World November 1963 Volume 3
Cover: Crescent Head.
Dave Condon: No Man's Land, [Dee Why - Long Reef]
[Bob Evans]: Australian Invitation Championship 1963, includes an aerial photo of North Narrabeen
Great Surfs of Australia- No. 4 Dee Why, photographs by Ross McKelvie include Midget Farrelly, Bob McTavish.
Surfing World Mural: an aerial photo of Fairy Bower to Long Reef
Surfs of South Australia, photographs by Tom Ransom include Bill Johnson (State Junior Champion), Kings Head, Seaford, and Middleton Bay.
New Zealand's Piha
Film review: The Angry Sea by John Severson
Broken Head, includes a photograph of Nat Young
Bobby Brown: Valla Surf Beach
Artwork: painting by Stan De Teliga
|Australian Sport and Surfriding 1964|
|Surfabout Volume 1 Number 6
Note that the cover indicates Volume 2, a misprint.
Cover: Nat Young in Hawaii .
Dave Milnes: Surfing the Pier at Bellambi
[Bob Evans]: Spotlight on Hawaii, includes photograph belly boarder Lee Tingle.
North Narrabeen, photographs include Midget Farrelly.
Reg Blunt: South Africa
Tony Burgess: Western Australia
Bob Weeks: Shelley Beach
Pearl Turton: Girls Surf Talk
Toes on the Nose, includes photograph of Dewey Weber, USA.
Barry Bennett Surfboards
John Rhodes, featuring a 7 stringer balsa-redwood reverse T-band.
January 1964 Volume 3 Number 5.
Cover: Nat Young, Winner of the Invitational Australian Surfboard Championship.
John Pennings: Great Surfs of Australia- Bells Beach
Bob Evans: Some Great Riders of '63- Midget Farrelly, Jack Bluey Mayes, Peter Troy, Robert Connelly, Scott Dillion, Kevin Platt, Rodney Sumpter, Bobby Brown and Mick Dooley
Avoca surf beach
World Championships a Complete Farce, Makaha Contest, with Mike Doyle winning the paddle board race on a hollow balsa wood
American Surf breaks
Surfing World Girl: Kristine Binning
John Pennings: Mona Vale
Bill Wallace Surfboards
Midget Farrelly sunglasses
H.G. Palmers: Transistor Radios by Kriesler, Philips, AWA and HMV
Ampol Surfboard Wax
Bruce Brown: Water Logged
BMC: Morris 850 ... yabbadabbadoo
|Surfing World February 1964 Volume 3
Top Beaches of '63- Palm Beach, Back Angourie, Crescent, Woolgoolga, Coogee etc
Toes on Nose
Dale Surfboards- Custom Built by Les Patterson and Dave Passenger
Cover: Midget Farrelly.
Interview: Bob Beadle and Jim Fitpatrick.
Surfing by the Golden Gate.
New Zealand Safari.
John Peck: On The Nose.
Tujour Le Surf,
1st World Surfboard Titles Program,
Manly, NSW, Australia May, 1964.
Reprinted inAustralian Longboard Magazine, June 2004.
World Contest area, Many Beach, May 1964.
Photograph by Ron Perrott
Surfer Volume 5 Number 4 September 1964, pages 42 and 43.
Sponsored by Ampol Petroleum Limited in conjunction with
the Australian Surfriders Association.
2nd Mike Doyle (USA)
3rd Joey Cabell (USA)
4th Bobby Brown,
5th Mick Dooley
6th L.J. Richards (USA).
1st Phyllis O’Donell
2nd Linda Benson (USA)
3rd Heather Nicholson
1st Robert Connelley
2nd Nat Young
3rd Wayne Cowper
World Contest Cut-Backs
(on multi-stringer boards),
Mick Dooley (Joey Cabell paddling).
Photographs by Ron Perrott
Volume 5 Number 4 September 1964,
pages 39, 46 and 47.
1st. World Surfboard ChampionshipsWorld Championship
1. Midget "Midget" Farrelly (Dee Why)
2. Mike Doyle (Long Beach, Calif.)
3. Joey Cabell (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Australian Senior Men's Championship
1. Midget Farrelly (Dee Why)
2. Bobby Brown (Cronulla)
3. Mick Dooley (Manly)
Australian Junior Men's Championship
1. Robert Connelley (Bondi)
2. Nat Young (Collaroy)
3. Wayne Cowper (Maroubra)
Australian Women's Championship
1. Phyllis O’Donell (Kira, Qld.)
2. Linda Benson (Encinitas, Calif.)
3. Heather Nicholson (Coff's Harbour)
|1964 World Tittles Awards,
Many Beach, 17th May 1964.
From left : Wayne Cowper, Robert Conneely, Nat Young, Mike Doyle, Midget Farrelly, Joey Cabell, Phyllis O’Donell, Linda Benson.
Photograph by Ron Perrott, Nat's History (1983), page 96.
|Women board-riders were a
rarity in 1960s magazines, sponsored riders even rarer.
Nancy Nelson, Makaha Champion 1962 and 1963.
Harbour Surfboards, California.
Surfer, April 1964 Volume 5 Number 2
World March 1964 Volume 4 Number 1 .
Cover- photo by Ross Mckelvie
Centre spread- Wayne Cowper, Palm Beach.
Surfing World photo contest
The Young Wave Hunters.
Mollymook, photographs by John Pennings
Alby Falzon: Blue Bay
The Fairer Side of Surfing
Kennett's River, including Pat Morgan
Big Surf in Hawaii, photographs by Tom Keck including Jeff Hakman, Sunset Beach.
|Hobie Alter and Motorised
California, circa 1965.
July 1964 Volume 4 Number 5 .
Internationals at Angourie
Photo Contest Winners: Scott Dillion at Fairy Bower, Body surfer by G. Ramsey (wins a Keyo Paipo Belly board)
Controversy at Currumbin, breakwater proposed.
Diamond Head, NSW
Surfriders Board Shorts by L. and J. Platt
Casben board shorts surf and swim-beach wear .
Keyo International Custom Surfboards.
Scott Dillon Surfboards.
Volume 4 Number 6 August 1964 .
Cover: Wayne Burton Surfman 1964 (wake boarding)
Bob Evans and Bob Cooper, photographs by Mal Sutherland: Byron Bay
Surfer Girl: Jenny Falzon
Interview: Wayne Burton, top shaper at Keyo surfboards
Dave Jackman: The Big Safari Hawaii
Mona Vale Basin
Lurline Bay, photographs by John Pennings
Ian Wilson, text and photographs: Flynn's Reef
Alan Godfrey: Pakiri Beach, New Zealand.
Vintage Surfboards: Vic Tantau with a 1926 solid redwood and Dick Gerrard's American hollow plywood, 1936 (below).
T-shirts: Gordie Surfboards, Dewey Weber Surfboards, and Joe Quigg Surfboards .
Hang Ten Surfboard Wax, tested by Mike Doyle and Linda Benson.
"The two boards in the photo on this page are the oldest relics in Victoria.
They took Vic Tantau four years to find.
The 1926 solid redwood is one of the four originals shaped off the first surfboard to be introduced into Victoria by Manly surfer Sprint Walker in 1926.
Snow McAlister and Sprint Walker, both good NSW boardriders, each had one of these solids in 1926. The board has now been restored to top condition and has been presented to Torquay SLSC as a show-piece.
The other board, a 1936 hollow, is made of 1/2 inch planks with a vee bottom with a small long flat fin. This board was shipped back from California by Torquay surfer and Olympic Games wrestler Dick Gerrard.
Dick visited America en route to Australia after competing at the 1936 Berlin Games."
Right: Vic Tantau with a 1926 solid redwood and Dick Gerrard's American hollow plywood, 1936.
- Surfing World Volume 4 Number 6 August 1964, page 26, adjusted.
Note: The solid wood board, and possibly the other one, were destroyed when the Torquay clubhouse burnt down in the 1970s.
Surfing Magazine Number 6
Cover Photo of Sunset Surfing scene at Ala Mona Hawaii by Ron Church.
56 Pages of Surfing Articles, Pictures and Advertisements.
A Full Color Centerfold Picture of Rick Grigg and Ron Church Surfing at Waikiki.
Surfing in Queensland Australia.
Wake surfing the Salton Sea.
Surfmaid: Gayle Momi Adachi.
Records by Dick Dale and The Beach Boys
Big Daddy Roth
Long Black Wave
Surfing Here, There, and Everywhere
Fred Hemmings Profile
Boat Wake Surfing - Salton Sea
Rock'n The Nose
Surfing Fundamentals - Part III
|Surfer Volume 5
number 4 September 1964
Surfer Tips Number 12- Dewey Weber: Ding Repair
Orange County Pictorial, includes full page art work cartoon comic style map by Rick Griffin (17 pages?) . 2 page with
Interview: Midget Farrelly, Australian World Champion.
Ron Perrott [text and photographs]: Australian World Contest, including an aerial photo of the contest as the centre fold (9 pages).
The Fantastic Juniors, interview with Jeff Hakman, Corky Carroll and Mark Martinson titled (8 pages).
Duke Boyd: Pipeline
Cannons Pistols & Big Surf, 2 page article on big wave board design and photographs of featuring balsa-redwood, Bob Simmons laminated wood sandwich constructed in the late 1940s, current Hot Dog, Hawaiian semi-gun, and a balsa wood Elephant Gun.
Ageless Peterson Tandem Surfing Championship, with Micky Munoz, Mike Doyle, Linda Merrill.
Comic strip: Murphy and the Surf Spy part II.
Skateboarding with Herbie Fletcher
The Challengers (surf band), with Rick Griffin art work.
No.2. October 1964.
Cape St. Francis,
Ugh's Reef- the locals call it Green Knob,
Whale Beach Wedge,
Little Avalon Reef
Bud Browne: Locked In!
Bruce Brown: Endless Summer
Farmers: Makaha Surfriders Shop, City, Gordon and Miranda Fair.
Midget Farrelly Surf Skate
Scott Dillon Surfboards, new factory and showroom almost completed.
|Surfing World Vol.5 No.3. November 1964,
Alby Falzon: Lennox Head- a great surf of Australia
Cronulla Boardriders Club
Dunlop, page 19
Bruce Brown: Endless Summer.
|Take Off On Dunlop!
Dunlop Hand Surfa.
Surfing World Vol.5 No.3. November 1964, page 19.
|The Eliminator by Greek Surfboards||The Performer by Weber Surfboards|
|The Ugly by Con Surfboards||The Stretch by Gordon and Smith Surfboards|
|The Penetrator by John Peck/Morey-Pope Surfboards|
Mary Tyler-Moore, California, circa 1962.
1968 Kahanamoku, Duke With
Brennan, Joe: Duke Kahanamoku’s World of Surfing
Angus and Robertson Publishers Sydney , Australia 1972 2nd Edition A&R Paperbacks, Sydney , Australia
1970 Margan, Frank and
Finney, Ben R. : A Pictorial History of Surfing
Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd, 176 South Creek Road, Dee Why West, NSW 2099.
1964 Pollard, Jack
(ed.): The Australian Surfrider
K.G.Murray Publishing Co.P/L,142 Clarence Street , Sydney Australia
1972 The Best of
Tracks (Vol. I) Editors : Falzon, Albert;
Stewart, John; Grissim, John. :
Tracks Publishing Co Pty Ltd. P.O. Box 178 Avalon, NSW.
'Bob McTavish’s Personal History of Surfboard Design – Pods for Primates Parts 1' (pages 120 – 122).
1997 Warshaw, Matt : Surfriders
In Search of the Perfect Wave
Tehabi Books, Inc. Collins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
1978 Warwick, Wayne A
Guide to Surfriding in New Zealand Second Edition
Viking Sevenseas Ltd Wellington, New Zealand
1979 Young, Nat ;
Photographs by McCausland, Bill: Nat Young’s Book of Surfing
A.H. & A.W. Reed Pty. Ltd. 53 Myroora Rd, Terry Hills, Sydney.
1983 Young, Nat with
McGregor, Craig : The History 0f Surfing
Palm Beach Press,40 Palm Beach Road, Palm Beach NSW 2108
1972 Surfing World. Volume 16 #4. Bob Evans : 'remember the time when...' pages 30 to 35.
Positively 4th Steet- The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina.
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 38 Soho Square, London, WID 3HB, 2001, page 189.
Farrar, Srraus and Giroux, 19 Union Square West, New York 10003 I.