Who knew? Cronulla is the birthplace of modern surfing

By Damien Murphy
Updated October 8 2016 - 2:19pm, first published 1:15pm
Brian Keane and American Tom Zahn. Photo: Supplied
Greg Noll surfing Waimea in 1960. Photo: Supplied
Greg Noll on the steps of Cronulla surf club in 1956 (second from left, arms folded). Photo: Supplied

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Greg Noll in the famous picture of Noll by Hall of fame surfer and artist John Severson. Photo: John Severson
Greg Noll, nicknamed "Da Bull" by Phil Edwards in reference to his physique and way of "charging" down the face of a wave. Photo: JOLI

"Mike Bright and I paddled out, started catching waves. Then people starting running across the car park to the beach. There were hundreds of them. I thought, 'sheesh, someone's had a heart attack'."

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