chris ahrens : aweselator, 1977.
(A Board for all reasons)
by Chris Ahrens
I have not put pen to paper in honour of California for a long time.
I've lived here all my life.
I've seen us the best, worst, and everything in between.
It's been about five years since I've felt what I again feel.
I guess it's called local pride ...
This summer I have not only seen some world class surfing, but have been involved in the development of one of the best boards ever under foot.
It's not the ultimate surfboard, just a step in that direction.
It started 12 years ago, in Dale Velzy's shop.
He had a board that he wanted me to try.
He said, "It turns better, and goes faster than anything you've ever ridden".
I rode that board and he was right!
1st Roger Clements (Newcastle) $750
2nd Simon Anderson (Narrabeen) $450
3rd Geoff Doig (Bondi) $250
4th Peter McCabe (Newcastle) $150
5 th Col Smith (Narrabeen) $100
6th Steve Jones (Newcastle) $80
1st Steve Wilson (Maroubra) $280
2nd Tom Carrol (Newport) $150
3rd Ross Marshall (Cronulla) $100
4th Nick Carroll (Newport) $80
5 th Jim Banks (Cronulla) $50
6th Craig Naylor (Cronulla) $40
1st Peter Crawford (Dee Why) $175
2nd John Waterworth (Cronulla) $120
3rd Ross Waugh (Newcastle) $80
4th Roy Lentz (Dee Why) $60
5th Paul Herriot (Gold Coast) $40
6th Greg Best (Dee Why) $30
Kneeboard Pro Classic
by John Ware
1. Peter Crawford (DY)
2. Terry Day (Coogee)
3. Dave Parkes (Maroubra)
4. Roy Lentz (DY)
5. Paul Herriott (Qld) .
6. Graham Wilson (Manly)
Saturday 27th August- Dee Why
Sunday 28th August- Narrabeen
Photo: Simon Chipper
Gull Surfboards would to congratulate Terry Day on his 2nd place in the '77 Kneeboardriders Pro-Classic.
It's a big step from southside "hottie" to successful professional competitor-to make that step you need the right equipment.
Terry chooses a Custom Gull Design and gets the right results.
The same results that other hot southside surfers like Greg Day and Rob Hazir get regularly at their home breaks.
Why not join the growing team this summer-and get in there with a Gull!
See the full range of Gull Surf designs at the new
Pro Surf Shop
175 Malabar Road, Maroubra
2. Raw Juice: Simon Anderson at Energy Surfboards.
3. Raw Cotton by Crystal Cylinders.
East Cape Surf Shop