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Photograph - Michael Peterson, 1977 Stubbies Surf Classic

From the Collection of Australian National Surfing Museum 77 Beach Road Surf City Plaza Surfcoast Highway Torquay Victoria

Description
Black and white photograph of Michael Peterson wearing boardshorts and holding his surfboard at the Stubbies Surf Classic, Burleigh Heads, March, 1977
Size
H21.5cm x W16.5cm
Object Registration
2010.30035
Keywords
surf, 1977
Historical information
This black and white photograph shows Gold Coast surfer Michael Peterson with his surfboard at the Stubbies Surf Classic, Burleigh Heads, March, 1977. Peterson was at the peak of his surfing powers when this photograph was taken. He won the event shortly after this photograph was taken.
When Made
Circa 1977
Made By
Murray Purtell (Photographer)
Significance
Although he never won a world championship Michael Peterson was seen by many as the best surfer in the world in the period from 1973 - 1977.
Inscriptions & Markings
None
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM