Story: Lifesaving and surfing

National Surfing Championships, 1963

National Surfing Championships, 1963

The first national surfing championships were held at Mt Maunganui in 1963, and among those attending were (from left) Bob McNab, Rod Toohill, Bill Ebdale and Ted Bacon. At this time it was estimated there were only about 300 surfers in New Zealand.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - Surfing in the sixties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006