J ames   Blears

Some Surfing History

Having placed in a few surf events himself (a perennial Senior competitor), Loard Blars found his place on the folding chair, a soggy heat sheet on his clipboard and a mic in his hand.

He was known as the "Voice of Hawaiian Surfing" throughout much of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Sir Lord Tally Ho Blears was often considered the greatest voice in contest surfing.

Blears in 1977 with Aussies Mark Richards and Michael Peterson announcing the winners of the 1977 Stubbies Pro. Photo: Dan Merkel