First Surf of the Day


First Surf of the Day
From the Surfing in the 60's series by Garry Birdsall

Very often we organised a bunch of our surfing mates to get together at a surf spot, somewhere along the coast for a weekend surf safari. After surfing our brains out all day long we'd then light up a big fire, cook a few snags, down a few beers and tell a few surfing lies.

Featured in this painting is the first surf of the day (after the night beforeā€¦) when two enthusiasts sneak out to make the best of the dawn waves. Parked here are the 1956 FE Holden station wagon, my dad's 1937 Chevy and a 1954 Vauxhall Velox.