From Sand Flea
“Ted Burns competing at Makaha in 1950
– said to be the first Australian to compete in Hawaii.”
Unknown : Looking Forward – Looking Back :
History of Wollongong City SLSC 1915-2000. Page 27.
The board Burns is riding is certainly a short Malibu type board and the competition shirt conforms with other examples in use at Makaha in this period.
The caption obviously does not take account of the representative Australian team to the Pan-Pacific Games in Honolulu in 1939./ 1940
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