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Burleigh Boardrider Profile.. Terry “Tappa” Teece

April 11th, 2008 Posted in Profiles

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NAME – Terry Teece

 

NICKNAME – Tappa

 

AGE – Same as Burleigh Boardriders

 

DIVISIONS YOU SURF IN – Open, Seniors, Masters

 

PLACE OF BIRTH – Southport Hospital

 

PLACE OF SURF – BURLEIGH

 

HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU HAD YOUR FIRST WAVE AT BURLEIGH? – 11 years old

 

FAVOURITE SPOT AT THE POINT YOU SURF – The Point

 

OTHER FAVOURITE WAVE SPOTS – Angourie, Lennox, South Wall Ballina, Flat Rock, Voodoos, Echo Beach

 

CONTEST RESULTS BEST OF – 4th in a final at Australian Schoolboys(Dooma 5th, Occy 6th), beating Joe Engel 2 weeks after he won Bells at a team contest at the Point (Both back in 1981 & 1982 horse and cart days)

 

FAVOURITE BURLEIGH SURFER – Jay “Bottle” Thompson/James “Billy” Watson

 

FAVOURITE UNDERGROUND BURLEIGH LEGEND? – Peter (Dooley) Harris

 

FAVORITE SURFERS, THAT ARE NOT BURLEIGH BOARDRIDERS – Joe Engel (North End), Yerin Brown (Byron), Adam Melling (Le-Ba), Hoyo…. (he’s adopted to Burleigh), Jay Phillips (Snapper)

 

WHERE DO YOU JUMP OFF – Point of the Cove, or the Creeky

 

WORST EXPERIENCE JUMPING OFF THE ROCKS – Slipped spread-legged rock to the nuts, and then pounded while still straddling the rock

 

WORST INJURY SURFING – Torn knee ligaments or broken ribs (Both 6 weeks out of the water)

 

BEST BURLEIGH MOMENT – Anytime inside a shack at the point, some classic days, back in the day with Marcus Moore many of them

 

BEST SURFER YOU HAVE SEEN SURFING AT BURLEIGH POINT – Joe Engel

 

AMBITION – To surf forever, and in a lot more places

 

WHY YOU LOVE BURLEIGH – One of the best waves in the world, most beautiful places in the world, the best people live here, and the place I have lived almost all my life

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