SURFING has a history and the Vintage Surf Day being held at Pt Leo is much more than being “about a bunch of antiquated surfboards”, according to Paul Trigger.
Trigger, of Trigger Bros. Surfboards, says the day provides a chance to “meet the people that created and rode” those surfboards.
George Rice, one of the biggest surfboard manufacturers in the 1960s will be attending along with an early team rider Gail Couper, winner of 10 Easter Bells women’s titles.
“There will be mind blowing surfboard collections from as early as the 1950s through to signed surfboards ridden by the professionals. Plus, a chance to purchase a wall hanger with a story,” Trigger said.
Torquay Surf Museum historian Bob Smith will also be there with his collection and the Rip Curl Easter Bells trophy. Visitors can also have a look at restored Kombis and woodies.
The Disabled Surfers Association’s Mornington Peninsula branch will be running a barbecue and sausage sizzle and selling merchandise.
The Vintage Surf Day at Pt Leo starts at 10am on Sunday 29 October near the Pt Leo Lifesaving Club.