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Sutherland Shire Council : Surf Craft Regulations, 1963.
The Council of the Shire of Sutherland:
Surf Craft Riding
Sutherland Shire Council (Cncl. Min. 1109—12/8/63.)

Introduction
This rare and important document was contributed in October 2019 by Graham, who noted:
Got this with a 1960 Keyo in original condition, the guy bought new rego stickers from 1962 to 1969. (edited).

The council restricted board riding to a marked area between North Cronulla and Wanda Beaches, other areas being accessible in the winter months (
1st May to 30th September).
All surf craft larger than 3ft required a
registration fee of 5/- (five shillings),  recording the owner's name and address and identifying the craft with a circular sticker, coloured coded for each season.
Following decimalisation i
n 1966, this was adjusted to 50 cents.

The council proscribed design limits:
The bow must be rounded off at a radius of not less than 5 inches, fins must be at least 1/4 inch thick constructed with edges rounded.
Although most manufacturers would have had little difficulty in complying with the council's parameters in 1963, by 1969 these were challenged with the growing popularity of pointed (pin) noses and sharply foiled fins.

As a reaction to public concerns about safety,
Sydney beach side councils introduced surf craft registration in 1960 along with a circular vinyl permit sticker.
Mostly white and
coloured coded for each season, they indicated the council area, a two year summer season and a stamped serial number.
The system disappeared without fanfare by the 1969-1970 season.

Valid only for the beaches of the issuing council and policed by beach inspectors and surf club members (sometimes resulting in confiscation) the system was reviled by boardriders.
Perversely, the stickers are now highly prized by surfboard collectors.
A similar system was in use in the US at this time.
Circa 1969 a similar design Surf Craft Permit was used to identify members of N.S.W. Surfriders Association.


Page 1
(THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF SUTHERLAND)
SURF CRAFT RIDING
THESE ARE THE REGULATIONS IN FORCE WITHIN THE SHIRE.
Breaking of Regulations leads to the impounding of surf craft.
Page 2

REGULATIONS
1.  Registration:
ALL surf craft, in size 3 ft. or greater, shall be registered at either Cronulla or North Cronulla Dressing Pavilions at an annual fee of 5/- operative from 1st October in each year.
A registration sticker will be issued and placed on the top of each craft.
Dangerous craft will not be registered.
The bow must be rounded off at a radius of not less than 5 inches, fins must be at least 1/4 inch thick constructed with edges rounded.

2. Control:
Surf craft riding is under the control and direction of Beach Inspectors at all times.

3. Areas:
Riding of surf craft at Cronulla Beach is PROHIBITED at all times*

Riding of surf craft will only be permitted at the following localities during the periods indicated:—
Locality:
(a) North Cronulla Beach.
(b) Wanda Beach.
(c) Marked area between North Cronulla and Wanda Beaches.
Period:
1st May to 30th Sept *
1st May to 30th Sept *
At all times.
*Use permitted by Surf Club members when performing life saving duties

Page 3

4. Penalties:
Persons breaking regulations 1 to 3 incl. shall be subject to the following PENALTIES:—

1st Offence:
Impounding of surf craft for a maxi­mum period of 7 days.
2nd Offence:
Impounding of surf craft for a mini­mum period of 21 days.
3rd or continuing offence:
Prosecution, and in the event of a person being under the age of 18 years, the surf craft may be im­pounded up to a period of 3 months and released only after the owner and parents have been interviewed by a responsible officer of the Shire Engineer's Department.

In addition; offenders may be prosecuted and removed from the beach areas—see Clause 29, Ordinance 52 under the Local Government Act, 1919, as amended.

Issued by authority of SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL (Cncl. Min. 1109—12/8/63.)

Page 4

READ THIS PAMPHLET CAREFULLY AS REGULATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
 
These regulations are not to prevent your enjoy­ment of surf craft riding but to guarantee the safety of yourself and others.









The Council of the Shire of Sutherland:
Surf Craft Riding
Sutherland Shire Council
(Cncl. Min. 1109—12/8/63.)



Graham's 1960 Keyo Surfboard:

Original red and white gel-coat.

Original gel-coated D fin







Sutherland surf permit
on the nose.



Sutherland surf permits
on the tail :
   

Copy of decal
Click for Keyo Surfboards.
Sydney Council Registration Permit Colours
Manly  Warringah Waverly Randwick Sutherland
1960-1961 :
1961-1962 :  Red
1962-1963 :  Blue
1963-1964 : Teal
1964-1965 : Red
1965-1966 : Orange
1966-1967 : Blue
1967-1968
: Blue
1968-1969
1960-1961 :
1961-1962 : Red
1962-1963 : Blue
1963-1964 : Green
1964-1965 : Orange
1965-1966 : 
1966-1967 : Blue
1967-1968 : 
1968-1969
1960-1961 : 1
961-1962 : Red
1962-1963 : 
1963-1964 : 
1964-1965 : Orange
1965-1966 : 
1966-1967 : 
1967-1968
1968-1969 : Red
1969-1970 : Red
1960-1961 :
1961-1962 :
1962-1963 : 
1963-1964 : 
1964-1965 
1965-1966 : 
1966-1967 : Light Blue
1967-1968 : Blue
1968-1969 : Red
1960-1961 : Yellow
1961-1962 : Red
1962-1963 : Blue
1963-1964 : Green
1964-1965 : Orange
1965-1966 : Red
1966-1967 : 
1967-1968 : Green
1968-1969 : Orange


Manly 1962-1963

Manly 1962-1963
 Photograph courtesy of Paul Flack.


Manly 1964-1965

Manly 1965-1966

Manly 1966-1967

Manly 1967-1968




Warringah 1961-1962

Warringah 1963-1964
Warringah 1964-1965
Image contributed by
Martin, April 2012.


Warringah 1966-1967
Contributed by Martin, June 2012.




Randwick  1963-1964 Randwick  1964-1965 Randwick  1965-1966
 
Randwick  1610 1967-1968
Image contributed by
Noddy S., May 2014.
Randwick  1967-1968
Image contributed by
Jonno, September 2011.
Randwick 1968-1969


Sutherland 1960-1961

Sutherland 1963-1964

Sutherland 1966-1967

Sutherland 1961-1962

Sutherland 1964-1965

Sutherland 1965-1966

Sutherland 1968-1969

Sutherland 1962-1963

Sutherland 1965-1966

Sutherland 1967-1968


Waverley 1960-1961
Waverley 1961-1962


Waverley 1962-1963


Waverley 1964-1965

Image contributed by Lisa Stevens, March 2009.

Waverley 1968-1969

Waverley 1969-1970


NSW Surfers Association, c1968.

PO Box A162 Sydney South

Surf Life Saving 
Association G.B.
1971-1972
 



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