John Witzig

Join the McTavish HQ in Byron Bay for a night of surf history. Bob McTavish will join photographer John Witzig on stage for a commentary and slide show of his famous images from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Featuring images of Bob, Nat Young, Wayne Lynch and Russell Hughes. A screening of Paul Witzig’s influential 1967 surf film, ‘The Hot Generation” follows.

Chronicling one of the most important times of surfing history, Australian photographer and surfer John Witzig faithfully captures with words and pictures the ethos of the Shortboard Revolution. Those were exciting times, a “golden age” as the title of his new book suggests, when surfboards evolved from ten feet to six feet in a short span of a few years. [click to continue]

John Witzig is a name synonymous with Australian surfing and particularly surfing journalism. How times have changed with the latter. Back in Witzig’s era, communication to surfing magazines in California was a traditionally typed letter with black and white prints enclosed, [click to continue]

Russell Hughes drives off the bottom with massive amounts of style and grace. Photo by John Witzig. For more information on how to get Witzig’s latest book, click here.

John Witzig Photo Book

by The Editors on February 1, 2012 · 0 comments

A collection of brilliant historic images from a simpler time. This book as the title says, are ‘mostly’ unpublished photos from John’s personal negative files. Featured surfers include Bob McTavish, Wayne Lynch, George Greenough, Nat Young and Russell Hughes. The large format really helps to bring these great photos to life. Available here: www.witzig.com.au