Story: Lifesaving and surfing

The spread of surfing

The spread of surfing

By 1967 the number of surfers in New Zealand had grown dramatically to around 15,000. The lighter, shorter boards attracted more women and young people to the sport. These surfers were at Sandy Bay, Northland, in 1967.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539 A81,535

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

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006