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1966 Australian Titles at Coolangatta with winner Nat Young, Bob McTavish runner-up and Russell Hughes in third – the birth of the New Era in Australian power surfing. Photo: John Standing

The Godfathers of the Shortboard Revolution are coming to Surf World

1 September 19


Nat Young is hosting an East Coast Tour of his latest book Church of the Open Sky, named from a quote he borrowed from Californian pioneer Tom Blake.

The 1966 World Champion and Multiple ASP World Longboard Champion will be joined with long time accomplice Bob McTavish at the Gold Coast Surf Museum opposite Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday 14th September from 5pm.

Brownie aka Ken Brown will be special MC for the night, famous in his own right for the popular 7 Network series Brownie's Coastwatch, he bore witness to those unique days of Nat, McTavish, Greenough etc. at Noosa in 1966 that proved to be the catalyst as the new power era of Australian surfing.

Admission is $10.00 a head, tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and sold at the door. Gourmet food will be available at affordable prices, including drinks and raffle prizes.

This is the 8th function for the year at Surf World and is guaranteed to be a big one! Don’t miss it! Yew

Saturday 14th September.

 - Author: Andrew McKinnon - Chair of Surf World Gold Coast

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