surfers : peter drouyn
surfer/actor/contest promoter (Stubbies)
1965 Australian Championships, Manly NSW. 1st Junior
1966 Australian Titles, Coolangatta, Qld. 1st Junior
1967 Australian Titles, Bells Beach Vic. 2nd
1969 Australian Titles Margaret River WA. 2nd
1970 Australian Titles 1st
1970 Shirmoff Pro Sunset Beach Hawaii 4th
(-second professional contest, first at Steamer Lane, California.)
1970 Makaha International Surfing Championships 1st
1970 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Sunset Beach Hawaii 2nd
1971 Australian Titles, Bells Beach. 2nd
1972 Bells Beach Contest 2nd
1974 Bells Beach Contest 2nd
1977 Bells Beach Contest 2nd
1984 World Masters Super Challenge, Queensland 2nd
Brisick, Jamie : Becoming Westerly 2015.
Warshaw, Matt :The Encyclopedia of Surfing 2004
Pages 166 to 167.
Note - The entry excludes Peter Drouyn's win at Makaha in 1971, howerver it is listed in the entry for the Makaha International Surfing championships, page 358.
1967 May The Hot Generation Paul Witzig.
1967 High on a Cool Wave, Bob Evans.
1970 Evolution Paul Witzig.
1973 Drouyn Bob Evans - note that all Bob Evans films, many others featuring Peter Drouyn are not available on video/DVD.
1974 On Any Morning David Sumpter
1. Chris Brystom : Peter Drouyn : The Missing Link - Interview
Pacific Longboarder, Volume 1 Number 3 1997. Pages 26 to 39.
Image left, Uncredited, page 35
2. Tim Baker : Too Long In Exile... Peter Drouyn.
Deep, Issue 10, Autumn 1997. Pages 14 to 21, and 67.
PBL Magazine Vol 1 No3
Peter Drouyn, Honolula Bay, Maui, December 1967.
- riding Wayne Parkes' 9ft 3in Atlas-Woods (NZ) "stubby."
Photograph: Bob Evans (digitally adjusted).
Sunday Telegraph, January 21 1968, page 70.
Surfboards - Peter Drouyn
Number 81 Volume 14 Number 3
Brisick, Jamie :
The transformation of surfing champion Peter Drouyn into Westerly Windina
Allen & Unwin, February 2015.
Soft cover, 344 pages, colour and black and white plates, Acknowledgements, Credits, Index.
While Jamie Brisick had devoted immense time and resources in telling the story of Westerly, it is unfortunate that a similar effort was not accorded to Peter.
In the account of the surfing career of Peter Drouyn there are numerous errors and although these are mostly minor, for anyone already familiar with this period of surfing history they are annoying and reflect on the author's authority.
It is not the case that Duke Kahanamoku introduced board riding to Australia and Isabel Letham became Australia's first surfer; Peter's first board, a second-hand balsa Malibu from a shaper who moved up from the the Gold Coast from Sydney, was probably Joe Larkin, less likely Roger 'Duck' Keiran; Keith Paull, not Paul; McTavish did not compete at the 1966 World contest in California (he was unable to enter the US because of his conviction for illegal entry circa 1963); Magic Sam ? ... Nat did write that Sam was magic, but he/she was only ever Sam.
Many of Westerly's interpretations of events go unchallenged, for example after his victory NSW surfers started trickling up to Queensland ... now people respected Queensland surfing and Drouyn's role in prompting Nat and McTavish in their development of performance surfing and shorter boards.
It is unclear if the claim, two consecutive junior titles was a monster feat, is that of Westerly or Jamie. Regardless, given the earlier dominance of Farrelly, and then Nat, in the junior ranks this was
unlikely to be considered particularly remarkable at the time, unlike the four connective junior titles of Victoria's Wayne Lynch, 1967-1970.
Randy Rarrick was probably misquoted in referring to the sand dunes of Taree (page 63).
Although he did attend the world contest at Puerto Rico in 1968, Peter Drouyn contracted pleurisy on the flight (page (68), but it is unclear if he did not compete or his performance was impeded.