Ted Spencer

It was the beginning of the short board revolution, Top surfers like Nat Young, Bob McTavish,Wayne Lynch, Chris Brock and Ted Spencer shown below gliding down the line on his super short  “White Kite”surfboard took surfing in another direction.  It was known as the Animal era when Surfers turned their backs on competition, grew their hair, smoked dope and escaped to the unmolested countryside and magical Points of the far  North Coast.Photos from Surf International Magazine.