The 1960s were a decade of freedom like no other, but it was more than that – the decade also brought to Australia a surfing boom and all the surfboard designs that shaped how surfers ride waves. It also bred innovation in photography, and in art and music and cars and other pop culture landmarks, and produced such champions as Midget Farrelly, Bobby Brown, Wayne Lynch, Nat Young, Phyllis O’Donnell, Gail Couper and Bob McTavish.
urfing in the Sixties portrays the culture of surfing in Australia during the most important decade of the 20th Century. Through the images of some of Australia’s great surfing photographers of the era, the 1960s is beautifully recreated here in the time before everything changed and surfing went professional in the 1970s. Key beaches and historic events are also featured, along with the cars, the fashions and the surfboards of the times.
With more than 500 wonderful images in a quality hardback publication, Surfing in the Sixties is a must for baby boomers for fans of the sport or those who want to relive a fabulous era.