With fins to infinity and beyond, surfboard technology has grown at a rate of knots in recent times, but it is still the big old malibus that push our nostalgia buttons and make us think of long, summer, ukulele days and waves.
The 39th Byron Bay Malibu Classic, the longest running single fin competition in Australia, was held recently at Wategos beach.
Glorious weather switched on contestable waves for the three days and over 150 surfers competed.
Competing surfers came from up and down the east coast and a great crew came from New Zealand.
Ray Gleave, who recently turned 60, turned back the clock to win the Open Men’s and Byron local Roisin Carolan won the Open Women’s.
Many say the highlight of the weekend was the 25th Future Legends event held by Max and Von Pendergast.
All the money raised goes back to local charities and community groups.