Story: Lifesaving and surfing

Transporting surfboards

Transporting surfboards

Lightweight Malibu boards could be transported on top of a car or van, and trips to explore new surf breaks became popular during the 1960s. These surfers were photographed at Mimiwhangata Bay, Northland, in 1966. The trucks, a 1945 Ford and 1946 Chevrolet, are laden with their surfboards.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Adrian Rogers Collection (PAColl-8312)
Reference: 1/2-230210; F
Photograph by Adrian Rogers

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - The surfing way of life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006