Marty has dementia.
This is no longer available but if you want a Marty Tullemans photo, please contact us and we will put you in contact with his estate.
Marty took this classic photo in the mid-1970s of his friend Peter Townend and it is one of his most classic photographs. We are going to print some and all the proceeds go to Marty. (Go to the bottom of this page for Peter Townend's insight)
Words from Peter Townend, surfer in the photo:
"In the days before there was the “Superbank”, in Coolangatta we surfed five distinct spots, Snapper Rocks, Rainbow Bay, Greenmount Point and Kirra, and over the border in NSW Duranbah. When they built the Kirra groin though in ’72, it created a clean little righthander on the Coolangatta Beach side of the groin that peeled into the corner on small clean swells. The day this shot Marty Tullemans got it was as good as gets and I remember there was just a couple of us on it, Tommy Peterson was out with me and we were having a great session when I got this one that just lined up perfectly across the bank and I just put my little single-fin fish in perfect trim and challenged the curl to knock me off! Ha! Ha! To be honest I don’t remember Marty up on the groin and the first time I saw the shot was when I bought the issue at the newsagent, they had a poster for it “On Sale Now” in the wire promo racks they used to display out front. I’d had one Track’s cover already from my first winter in Hawaii, but none was as iconic as this one, and this shot has become the one shot of my career that’s followed me everywhere, you see it n pubs around Australia like at Kirra and Cresent Heads, they even used it for my Australian Surfing Hall of Fame award and it’s been re-published elsewhere numerous times since, but it all started with a Tracks cover."
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