Santa Arrives in an IRB

1st January 1970

Santa Claus was given an enthusiastic welcome by JuniorSurf members when he arrived at Red Beach in an IRB just eight days out from Christmas. IRB driver Graeme Porter brought Santa ashore where he was quickly surrounded by the youngsters who had raced to the water’s edge to greet him.
Decked out in his familiar red outfit, and wearing a lifejacket, he proceeded up the beach and delighted everyone with a lolly scramble before climbing back into the IRB and disappearing.