Surfing Down South : discovering Yallingup and Margaret River
Trailblazing, controversial and free spirited, these down south surfers challenged the status quo. Find out who and how Bears, Injidup Carpark and Gallows were discovered and named. What is the relationship between the Busso bogs and surfers? Did farmers really lock up their daughters when the surfers were in town? Back in the late 50s-early 60s a group of free spirited, curious and adventurous young city surfers headed south in search of the wild surf in the South-West. The pages of this publication are filled with tales of discovery, mateship and antics. Weekly weekend journeys were often male dominated, fun filled, challenging and ritualistic. A surf in the morning, discovering a new surf location during the day, a few beers in the evening, a canned meal then retirement in a hammock or sneaking into the local hall or primary school. Many settled in the South West which became a haven for surfing and for escaping conscription, rejecting mainstream lifestyle and for breaking new ground - building alternative style houses and introducing the locals to vegetarianism and wholesome, home grown food. This book is about connection to place, dropping out, perseverance and community.