Posted: January 13, 2012 at 7:26 am

In the late 80′s and early 90′s a group of young Cronulla bodyboarders made their presence felt in the bodyboarding world when they began charging at Shark Island. At the time and pre -tow in days, The Island was regarded as one of the heaviest ride-able barrels in the world. Suddenly names like Doug Robson, Brett Young, Nugget, Perce, Wingnut and Dave  Ballard were all over the bodyboard magazines and videos. It was a far different time back then where everyone was pushing hard for recognition and those good ol days will never be repeated.There were others as well like Rissole, Tristan,Wazza and  Mark Fordham who were as equally talented and prepared to put their lives on the line to get the barrel of the day. Fordy pictured below taking a mean free-fall ended up on the cover of Riptide a few frames later after this sequence shot was snapped by Craig Stroh.

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