Surfing Torquay Early Years

Ray Wilson grew up in Torquay. He learnt to swim and surf in our beaches. In this clip he describes his experiences as a young Torquay Surfer.

Ray is also featured in our June edition of HISTORY MATTERS which can be purchased at the Torquay newsagents. Members receive a free digital copy.


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  1. Great listening to Ray . I also grew up in Torquay at the same time.l was the first girl to surf at Torquay .My name is DIANE RICHARDSON née HUMPHREYS ,I was called GIDGET. I have Lots of great memories spending all Summer at the surf beach in front of the surf clubhouse and surfing in winter without a wetsuit.l started riding a board in the late 50’s on a board purchased from Graeme McKenzie (another local who lived around the corner fromRay).


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