Muttonbird recently e-mailed this great image of the late Bill Weir in his 80’s returning from a paddle out at Parkdale beach. With over 40 years of surfing on the Peninsula, Phil and I rate Bill as one of the most endearing characters we’ve ever had the pleasure to share a wave with. Take a magnifying glass to the image below and check out some of Bill’s great use of imagination and ingenuity in customizing his surfing gear.
Some of you may remember him by the nickname of gym boots or sand shoes and although he didn’t boast a surf comp record he was the quintessential lovable legend of surfing on the Peninsula.
Bill Weir in His Custom surfing attire