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41 Gould st, North Bondi. NSW. 2026

©2018 by Sunburnt Mess. 

Hardcover


You won't find "Echo Beach" on any map. But for a band of surfers from Newport Beach the stretch between 52nd and 56th street was an entire universe of 80s cool. These Day-Glo surfers singlehandedly demolished the laid back 70s style with a loud blast of attitude. Out of the water, they wore Aquanet pompadours, Wayfarers, and neon board shorts. In the water, they ripped up the wave two feet from local photographer Mike Moir's Canon fish eye. The photos he published in the surf magazines ignited a counter culture that grew into the 80s as we know and love them. Echo Beach captures the marriage of surf and fashion that was ground zero of the 1980s, when a zebra-striped twin fin surfboard and a hot yellow wetsuit was the ticket to happiness.

The Eighties at Echo Beach

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