How Torquay Surf Beach was connected to the Surf Carnival in 1956
Where you ever wondering how Torquay became known as a place to surf or how it became famous?
Do you think Torquay has a connection to the Surfing Carnaval.
I am going to talk about how it had a connection also…
Did it ever come to you that Torquay started having a special connection the Olympics, in early December 1956?
Well to say the truth in December 1956 the International Surf Carnival was staged at Torquay surf beach.
Torquay was famous and is still famous about the surfing. News spread around fast about this Carnaval and they had some trains coming from Flinders street to come to the carnaval.
Those events in 1956 were important and it is not like the next day they could whatch it on a device.
Once the carnaval was stage at the Surf Beach they took the real thing to Melbourne. The local lifesavers were joined by visitors from California, Hawaii, Ceylon South Africa and New Zealand for some demonstration events. The beach was so bussy. Even Duke Kahanamoku came to the Melbourne.
That is the facts I would like to talk about and ask my audience.
I wanted to do some history in Torquay because, I have some family in torquay and when I was younger I enjoyed going to the beaches. I felt I had a special connection to it and talking about the connection the surf beach and the surfing carnival was like retelling a story. I also want to know how this wonderful place(Torquay) came about, and of course why it is known for surfing.
I would like to use a fun and puzzle way to teel history for younger children.