Posted: August 10, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Before bodyboards arrived on the scene and took over completely, Mat riding was the choice of many in the Seventies. Cronulla was a haven for alternative surf craft and ideal for Mat riding. The pic below is of  John Shaw charging on a solid day at The Point. Many of the first hardcore  bodyboarders in Australia were former mat riders thanks to George Greenough who pioneered them and created a cult like following.Photo Steve Core.

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