1963 Surfie

By the early 60’s, while surfing had been around for a while it was starting to evolve exponentially and become popular. Various new types of surf craft began to appear on our beaches. Surfers started dressing in funny clothes, had their own language and bleached their hair blond like their heroes in the surfing films. They became known for the first time as surfies. They were out to enjoy themselves with a new found post 50’s freedom which didn’t earn them any respect from authorities or even older adults.