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Flashback: the rise of a legendary surf spectacle

Independent and FREE – 2021 Best Online Publication (Qld Country Press)

Flashback: the rise of a legendary surf spectacle

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Flashback: when Australia Day memories were made at spectacular Maroochydore event

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A Maroochydore surfboat in action in 1980.


A Just Jeans carnival in 1990.


Action from the Just Jeans Maroochy Classic Carnival in the 1990s. Picture: Maroochydore SLSC


Maroochydore competitors on the start line. Champion ironwoman Kerri Thomas is on the right.