surfcareers @weetbixau collector card from 1985

Weet-Bix Surf Sports
Card No. 17

Midget Farrelly
World Champion 1964 and household name throughout Australia. His first win was at the Makaha Hawaiian Championship at Oahu in 1963. He was the first non-Hawaiian to score. His next and biggest win came in front of a home crowd at Manly in 1964, where he defeated the biggest names of the time in the very first World Championship. Midget continued his thrill-seeking by taking up hang-gliding and reaching an excellent level of performance. His real love of the ocean was to step back into his life in the '80s with Sailboarding. Midget took to the sport like the champion he is and now rates highly in the Australian Sailboard scene.

Photo by Peter Crawford.
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surfcareers @weetbixau collector card from 1985

Weet-Bix Surf Sports
Card No. 14

Wave Skis - John Christensen
World Champion, '83 wave ski greats John Christensen (pictured at Dee Why Point) and Michael Petrie were already competent board surfers when they began with Skis and this gave them a head-start on the competition. The Wave Ski movement has spread throughout Australia and has thousands of devotees. National, state and pro contests are run. John won the Australian Title twice and the World Title in South Africa in '83. Michael Petrie also won the Australian Title. Both have now retired from the sport to pursue their first love, surfboard riding.

Photo by Peter Crawford.
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Card No. 13

Simon Anderson
Although never attaining a world Championship title as such, Simon "The Gentle Giant" is greatly respected by his fellow surfers. Australian Junior titles, two Surfabout contests, two Bells Beach Contests and the Pipeline Masters all fell to the amazing surfing of Simon Anderson. He was voted by "Surfing" Magazine as "Surfer of the Year" for his innovative contribution of the thruster fin combination. This design enabled the surfer to radically surf deep around the curl without the fear of the tail spinning out. Simon's own surfing style evolved the concept. His backhand attack was a breakthrough in surfing performance and he needed a board to match. Simon still competes on the world circuit.

Photo by Peter Crawford.
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surfcareers @weetbixau collector card from 1985

Weet-Bix Surf Sports
Card No. 12

Women's Surfing
Most women surfers are as fit and capable as men. The photograph shows Lynne Boyer racing the notorious Sunset Beach Curl. Hawaiian Margo Oberg, Lynne Boyer and Rella Sunn have inspired our own girls, Pam Burridge (Sydney), Jodie Cooper (W.A.), Jenny Gill (Wollongong) and Toni Sawyer (Gold Coast) to get in there and mix it. Will Australia dominate the Women's World Surfing contests, too? Australian women have the waves, the weather and the will to do it.

Photo by Peter Crawford.
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Card No. 11

Pam Burridge
A product of Warringah Shire Council Surf School, Pam has risen quickly through the ranks taking a second and a third in the World Championships. She led the ratings until an upset by Frieda Zamba from Florida at Huntington Beach. In '80, '81 the Australian titles were here - an amazing feat for a school-girl. Pam, now nineteen, is training morning and night for this year's world title. Her aggressive surfing, sportsmanship and insight are a credit to her country.

Photo by Peter Crawford.
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surfcareers This is not surfing, but I just successfully completed the #peakschallenge - 235km and 4000m of climbing. And I am rooted... 4w

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surfcareers @weetbixau collector card from 1985

Weet-Bix Surf Sports
Card No. 9

Peter Townend
World Champion 1976. A long string of second placings in the early '70s earned P.T. the bridesmaid tag. Together with Michael Peterson and 'Rabbit,' he pioneered the small board revolution. P.T. was tagged a small wave rider till he rode Waimea Bay at 20-25 ft. with such skill that even the Hawaiians were heard to praise his style. The following year he took the inaugural World Contest Crown which helped quieten his critics. Along with fellow OZ champions Ian Cairns and Mark Warren, Peter went on to form the 'Bronzed Aussies," a promotional surfing team.

Photo by Peter Crawford.
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Card No. 8

Michael Peterson
The first years of pro surfing saw a Queenslander, Michael Peterson from Kirra completely dominate every surfing contest he entered (1973/'74/'75). His surfing was so inspired that no one could match him. Michael Peterson was the one surfer who pushed the Aussies on and into their world dominance of the '80s. His great performances are legend and, although he no longer competes, his inspired rides can be seen in Alby Falzon's classic surf film "Morning of the Earth." Photo by Peter Crawford.
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surfcareers @weetbixau collector card from 1985
Weet-Bix Surf Sports
Card No. 5

Tom Carroll
World Surfing Champion '83-'84. His small, stocky build suits today's radical manoeurvres. Although plagued by a series of accidents, he still rallied to a great win in THE WORLD TITLE, becoming the first goofy foot surfer ever to earn such a distinction. From his home beach at Newport, Sydney, he progressed to being the best surfer in the world. Tom Carroll. World Champion. A great ambassador for Australia.

Photo by Peter Crawford.

@thomasvictorcarroll @quiksilver
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Weet-Bix Surf Sports
Card No. 2

Kneeboards
The very first professional surfing contest held in Australia was a kneeboard contest at Duranbah, Northern N.S.W. And ever since, kneeboards have played a very important role in Australia's surfing dominance. The size of the modern kneeboard has remained the same for almost 15 years. The original wide slab design for planing over the dead spots of waves is credited to many times "Australian Champion" Peter Crawford, who dominated the sport for over ten years. This design may have inspired the wide twin surfboard of the '70s. Pictured is twice "World Amateur Champion," Michael Novakoff from Narrabeen, N.S.W. His titles were won in 1982 at Duranbah and in 1984 at Huntington Beach, California. Australian kneeboarders now lead the world in design and innovation.

Photo by Peter Crawford.
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Weet-Bix Surf Sports
Card No. 1

Boogie Boarding
These boards, orginally made in California of a closed cell semi-rigid plastic, are ideal for the amateur who can have fun in the surf without the expense of a surfboard. The Hawaiians took the boogie board a step further by kneeling on it, as Jack 'The Ripper' Lindholm demonstrates at Pipeline. They also developed the barrel roll. These innovations are now being readily performed by Australians as we follow the lead set by the Hawaiians in this form of surfing. Hopefully, one day our boogie boards will challenge the World Crown.

Photo by Peter Crawford.
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surfcareers @weetbixau collector card from 1985 with @markocchilupp.
Mark Occhilupo - World Beater
At 16, Mark became a pro surfer! Quite a statement to the world for a kid from Cronulla. This year 'Occy' has beaten the World Champion @thomasvictorcarroll and the two Goofy footers seem bent on a battle for this years World Title. Occy leads the '83-'84 world ratings with several convincing wins early this season and is destined to become one of the great surf aces of Australia. He is pictures winning the trials of the Beaurepaires Open held at his home beach, Cronulla, where his slashing re-entrys and cutbacks left the crowd amazed.
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surfcareers Margaret river just now. A few nice waves in between the lulls. 4mon

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surfcareers Interview with @mattallen_art up on site now. Check link in profile to read. #surf #art #surfart 4mon

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surfcareers Interview with Tyler from @waxsurfco up in the site now 4mon

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surfcareers Cracking morning, nice clean swell, shame about the banks... 5mon

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surfcareers We had a chat to renowned surf journalist and writer Tim Baker. Tim has worked for some of the largest publications in the industry and penned some of surfings most influential biographies. Interview online now at SurfCareers.com 6mon

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surfcareers @stephaniegilmore ripping it up in the quarters #roxypro 6mon

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surfcareers @bededurbo with a huge man hack. #surf #quikpro 6mon

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