Story: Sports and leisure

Surfing contest, 1989

Surfing contest, 1989

Surfing is a serious competitive sport for some, such as these over-45s with their long boards. At the far right of the line-up is John McDermot, New Zealand’s first surfing champion.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-NZ-Recreation-Surfing-01

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports and leisure - Informal sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, updated 1 Sep 2015