Coastwatch Vault Surfing Videos

Highlights of the Coastwatch Show

From the Coastwatch Vault this video is a slice of the surfing stories we did on the weekly Brownie's Coastwatch show from Febraury 1994 until July 1999.

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Coastwatch Vault: From 1994 until mid 1999, Brownie's Coastwatch was a half hour TV show produced for Channel 7 Queensland. These videos are segments of that show.

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Wayne Deane - April 1994

From the Coastwatch Vault, this April 1994 surfer profile on Wayne Deane. Since the 60's when he started surfing, he has been a standout on the southern Gold Coast point breaks and still to this day is a local hero. He chose the simple life rather than hit the pro circuit, but did come back to competitive surfing in the early 90's and in 1991, won the World Longboard Championship.

Noosa Longboard Pro Am - 1998

From the Coastwatch Vault, this John Charlton story from March 1998 on the Noosa Longboard Pro Am, which was won by Wayne Deane

Darrell "Rooster" Dell - May 1995

From the Coastwatch Vault, this May 1995 surfer profile from John Charlton on Darrell "Rooster" Dell, a life long surfer, shaper and sailboarder.

98 Billabong Jnr Series WA & SA

From the Coastwatch Vault, this John Charlton story on the final 2 legs in WA & SA of the 98 Billabong Junior Series. The series was won by NSW surfer Darren O'Rafferty

Jason 'China' O'Conner - September 1994

From the Coastwatch Vault, this September 1994 surfer profile is on Jason "China' O'Conner, who at the time was one of the hottest surfers based on the southern Gold Coast.

Ray Gleave - June 1995

From the Coastwatch Vault, this June 1995 surfer profile by John Charlton on Tweed Coast long boarder Ray Gleave, who is famous for his old style mal riding on modern boards. Ray had won 3 Australian long board championships at the time we did the story, but he preferred free surfing for the fun of it.

Dean Morrison at 13 - April 1994

From the Coastwatch Vault, this April 1994 surfer profile is on Dean Morrison. At the time, Dean was 13 and showing promise of the great things to come.

Dean Morrison - 1998

From the Coastwatch Vault, this John Charlton surfer profile shot in October 1998 on hot Gold Coast surfer Dean Morrison.

Big Tuesday - 23rd Feb 1999

From the Coastwatch Vault this story shot on Tuesday 23rd February 1999, featured the biggest swell of the summer of 98/99, which was coming off a slow moving low off the southern Qld coast, the remnants of TC Frank. It features Jay Phillips, Sam Lamaroy, Sasha Stocker and a Joel Parkinson stand up tube ride at Duranbah, which "Parko" still remembers to this day and reckons it's the best wave he's ridden at D'Bah.

Michael "Munga" Barry - April 1994

From the Coastwatch Vault, this April 1994 surfer profile on Gold Coast surfer Michael "Munga" Barry. Earlier that year he thrilled the crowds at the Kirra Pro with one of the best tubes rides of the contest and that's saying something, because Kirra was perfect and the worlds best were competing. "Munga" is part of world surfing folklore and quite rightly deserves that status.