25 November 19
Surfing mythology often places the birth of the sport in Australia at the feet of Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, who was said to have taught board riding to 15-year-old Sydney swimming coach Isabel Letham during a visit to Sydney’s shores in 1915.
Since the early 20th century Sydney’s beaches have been a magnet for boardriders.
Southern Swell, a new exhibition at Hazlehurst Arts Centre co-curated by lifetime surfing photographer John Veage and arts centre director Carrie Kibbler, celebrates the history with a selection of vintage boards and paraphernalia, alongside artworks and photography documenting what has become a favourite local pastime.
Southern Swell is showing at Hazlehurst Arts Centre, Gymea, until February 2, 2020.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN