Charles “Snow” McAlister was Australia’s national surfing champion for three years running, starting in 1925. He remained a beloved fixture on Sydney beaches well into the 1980s. The quotes below are taken from his “Surfing With Snow” column, written for Surfing World magazine in 1964
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THE ’64 WORLD SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
I’ve viewed surfing activities at Sydney’s Manly Beach for nigh on 50 years. I’ve seen the lot—surf carnivals, ladies’ march-past team displays, night surfriding con...