Age 59 years old
Current place of residence Moved to Freshwater Beach (Harbord) in 1961
Home breaks Freshwater Beach, Harbord
Occupation Builder and Cabinet maker
Years surfing - where/ how/ why...
Been surfing for 48 years and still addicted. I started surfing with my older brother (2 years older) at Freshwater on a borrowed board until I could convince Dad to buy one for me... an 8ft Loumaro. We joined the Freshwater Boardriders club, when it first started in 1964.
Years surfing Astro boards - and what it means to you to ride ’em...
I can't remember how long I have been surfing Astro's, but it must be about 15 years I think. I have always loved the looseness and responsiveness of the boards that Gary makes for me.
Fave surf spot
I love surfing by myself at Long Reef after work.
Most Memorable Surfing Experience
My most memorable surfing trip was to the Maldives (Paster Point) with 8 other mates from Manly club. We had fantastic surf for 10 days, surfing 3 to 4 times a day and crashing at night.
Surfing style, board Preferences etc...
I love surfing all types of boards - whether it be a short board, traditional long board, performance board or Old Mal. They’re all fun !!
Significant contest wins
1991 2nd in 8ft Aust Titles
1992 2nd in Open Aust Title
1993 4th in 8ft State Titles
1995 1st O/45 State Titles
1996 2nd O/45 State Titles
1997 3rd O/45 State Titles
2001 1st O/50 State Title
2002 1st O/50 State Titles
2003 1st O/50 State Titles
2005 2nd O/50 State Titles
2005 2nd O/50 Aust Titles
2007 3rd O/55 State Titles
2007 3rd O/55 Aust Titles
Keep surfing, maybe move up the coast and retire somewhere !!!!
I can't tell you what I do when there is no surf... but it keeps you fit !!!!! (Yes Lynden - and they can both leave you’re back worse for wear...)