tracks : what's new x5, 1978.
|Contests||Bob McTavish: Legal Woes
Rabbit, photo Don Blanch.Waimea 5000 - Rio De Janero, Brazil
1. Cheyne Horan (Aus): $4,000
2. Peter Townend (Aus): $2,000
3. Cauli Rodriguez (Bra) - Hans Heiderman (Hi): $800
5. Ian Cairns (Aus) - Buzzy Kerbox (Hi) - Michael Ho (Hi) - Critter Byrne (Aus): $400
Cheyne Horan, Photo: Martin Tullemans
Grogs Seaside Pro - New Jersey, United States
1. Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew (Aus): $3,000
2. Pat Mulhurn (USA): $1,500
3. Michael Ho (Hi) - Shaun Tomson (SA): $750
5. Peter Townend (Aus) - Bobby Owens (Hi) - Jeff Crawford (USA) - Buzzy Kerbox (Hi): $400
1. Mark Warren $1000
2. Derek Hynd $500
3. Peter McCabe $250
4. Steve Butterworth $175
5. Greg Day $150
6. Peter Harris $125
1. Tom Carroll $400
2. Anthony Corrigan $200
3. Steve Campbell $100
4. Richard Cramm $755. Roy Steyne $50
6. Steve Wilson $50
1. Terry Day $150
2. David Parkes $100
3. Peter Crawford $75
4. Greg Best $65
5. John Waterworth $50
6. Craig Mattson $50
Warren defying gravity at Merewether.
Corrigan stretches five for second place
in the juniors. Photo: Simon Chipper
it or not he made it! Tom Carroll was
clear cut junior champion. Photo: Simon Chipper
A FEW WORDS OF ADVICE TO ALL YOU HOTTIES FROM ONE WHO WAS - AND GOT IT IN THE NECK
by Bob McTavish
There'll come a time when your name's been splashed round a bit, and people start to talk to you a bit different, even listen when you speak.
Strangers say "Hi!" to you on the street, surf businessmen rub shoulders with you and dollars start to make good sense, sliding right in there along with your inflating ego.
After all, you think, if you're that good at something, why not get paid for it?
The reasoning is shallow however, since in it lies the seeds of destruction of pure surf pleasure.
But what the heck - pure surf pleasure went out the window the very day you thought you were better than so-and-so and maybe you were that day; but there are so many days - and so many so-and-sos seem to care . . . but that's another story.
This one is about those dollars.
And how to keep your sanity.
It consists of one, and only one surf tip - How To Sign Contracts.
Several years ago I signed a contract thinking it was for three years and assured me of a modest weekly income for my family.
It was kind of modest - nearly making a living out of shaping and although there was one lean winter a nice $1000 bonus trip to Hawaii filled in the hollows.
It worked out reasonably until a better offer came along from the shop across the street and it became time to quit.
Suddenly out of the blue came the mystery clause which says I'm bound for life - Oh, sure, I'd heard the contract read out loud before I'd signed, but then, I'm not a solicitor.
After a lot of headaches and afternoons in legal offices, the threat of the contract kind of loses its punch.
It wouldn't hold up in any court of law, say a couple of hot-shot legal men
Photo: Peter Crawford.
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