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Rusty Miller retraces Bells-to-Byron path, era


Surf Literature

Turning Point composed of stories and photographs from Bells to Byron 1970-1971

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 September, 2013 : - - Traveling from Australia, surf legend, surf instructor, editor, publisher, harmonica player, that surfer riding Sunset in the 1965 Hamm's Beer ad, and author  Rusty Miller retells his stories with his own historic photographs of his surfing tribe. 
"This book came as a result of a wet North Coast NSW Australian winter and a damaged knee. My wife, Tricia, and I trawled through the 40-year-old black and white negatives and colour transparencies. They'd been tucked away in boxes all that time; unopened, unseen. As we scanned in the negatives we realised we had stumbled upon a surfing anthropological find; a dusty archive of images depicting some of the most significant, interesting and creative characters in the history of surfing. 
"Most of these photos have not been seen before, nor their stories told: Wayne Lynch at Lennox while on the run from the draft, rebels Miki Dora and Russell Hughes on the fence in Byron (what were they talking about?) and big south swells rolling by. These are one-off shots taken in a simpler time when there weren't many people taking photographs. They are of a period remembered as pure and uncomplicated."

Turning Point: Surf Portraits & Stories from Bells to Byron 1970-1971

Miller will be at the California Surfing Museum Sunday, September 15, 5:30 pm Doors open at 5 pm

Source: California Surf Museum

Author: The Editors

Tags: Rusty Miller, Bells Beach, Photography, Books

Literature: Surfersvillage


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