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Biography

Dick Hoole
photographer

Dick Hoole is a successful film-maker, who started out with Jack McCoy back in the mid 1970's and whose first film 'In Search Of Tubular Swells' (1976), is one of our favourites....with hero footage of many of the 70's characters, and a killer soundtrack! (Today available on DVD.)


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Dick Hoole then went on to finish his second surfing film, StormRiders, again with Jack McCoy.Dick is a very helpful and giving person who is well travelled thanks to the Classic Surf Company, and his wanderings around Australia playing Santas Little helper..but also dozens of trips to Indonesia taking wonderful images and helping on film projects. Dick was very helpful and supportive with Switch-foot publication. From his early experiences laying out BackDoor magazine, he knew what sort of a task lay ahead, and helpfully pointed out some of the pitfalls and later, advised on some of the places not to bother visiting...


Dick Hoole has a library retro surfing images that are now becoming well recognised, particularly his shots of Michael Peterson and other 1970's surfing icons. What is Dick Hoole's Job? It used to be full tilt distribution of surfing videos...today, he still helps people out who need things, facillitates independent filmmakers fantasies of finding archival material, a historical librarian, and Works closely with Mex Sumpter (On Any Morning film).


Retro surfing images, 1950s beach scenes, 1960's beach scenes, black and white surfing, black and white surfing Australia, retro surfing prints, vintage surfing prints, 1960s canvas prints.

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Dick and the Mex continue to be on the pulse with roots level business in surffilms, surf tee shirts, signed surf images, collectible surf art, classic surf memoribilia, surf posters, surf stickers and all things Classic Surf....to find out more, drop dick a line at


[email protected]


The Australian Government recognises Dick Hooles contribution to surfing.


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And so do we

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TODAY...Dick Hoole runs the Classic Surf Company and continues to provide classic surfing dvd's signed images and other classic surfing stuff.

contact dick hoole on 0266847304

Dick Hoole is good friends with 70's surfer Michael Peterson and has the finest selection of signed Michael Peterson images....Classic surfing films, retro surfing, vintage surfing, old surfing relics, surfing images, surfing art, surfing photos and signed surfing memoribilia.

To buy a Michael Peterson surfing Kirra image go MP Kirra

Dick Hoole prints and signs images ranging from posters to one off signed originals. There is plenty more in Dick Hooles archives that are not on this website. This website represents about 0.01% of Dick Hooles library by showcasing some of the images that were published in the switch-foot books.

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To view Dick Hoole's second film Stormriders, click here

To enquire about these images as photographic paper or canvas prints, signed prints, please email [email protected]

Michael Peterson looking back (check the outline on that surfboard 1977) by Dick Hoole

Selected Work

Michael Peterson looking back (check the outline on that surfboard 1977) by Dick Hoole
Hawaii sunset by dick hoole
Rabbit classic surfing cutback image by Dick Hoole
Out of the Blue

Michael Peterson tube style...classic surf photography by Dick Hoole
Perfect wave classic surf photography by Dick Hoole
mp sequence getting barrells
Peter Drouyn surfing by Dick Hoole

Empty lineup perfect waves black and white by Dick Hoole
big lennox head
empty lineup perfect waves by Dick Hoole
Michael Peterson getting tubed at Kirra sequence by Dick Hoole

split window combi van Hawaii 1970s by Dick Hoole
perfect waves
Indonesia surf dream...classic surf photography by Dick Hoole
Ole Kirra point...classic surf photography by Dick Hoole

Stubbies surfing burleigh heads, classic surf photography by Dick Hoole
Surfing the pass Byron Bay classic surf photography by Dick Hoole
Byron Bay Aerial
Byron Bay sunrise lighthouse

Boats sunset Bali
breaking wave
Michael Peterson surfing
Michael Peterson surfing tube

Sunset photo
Empty wave photo
dick hoole proofsheet circa 77
Wayne Dean surfing cutback photo by Dick Hoole

1980s surfing contest scene with bikini swimwear contest photography by Dick Hoole
Michael Peterson surfing Kirra photography by Dick Hoole
Michael Peterson surfing Kirra photography by Dick Hoole
Michael Peterson surfing Kirra photography by Dick Hoole

Byron Bay photography by Dick Hoole from his archives
Old style surfing collage poster by Dick Hoole
Michael Peterson surfing Burleigh by Classic surf photographer Dick Hoole
Richard Harvey surfing Indonesia by Classic surf photograher Dick Hoole

Body surfing pipeline by Classic surfing photographer Dick Hoole
Old Hawaii proof sheet poster by Classic surf photographer Dick Hoole
Old proofsheet of Burleigh Peter Drouyn surfing by classic surf photographer Dick Hoole
Old Burleigh Heads from the water empty lineup  by Dick Hoole

Corky Carroll surfing Kirra by Dick Hoole
Dick Hoole classic surfing collage poster image
Indonesian perfection classic surfing image by Dick Hoole
J Bay lineup classic surfing image by Dick Hoole

Michael Peterson MP surfing by classic surfing photographer Dick Hoole
San Juan surfboards Byron bay by Classic surfing photographer Dick Hoole
Vintage Skate photo by Dick Hoole
Sunset surfer sunset photo by Dick Hoole

Old Lennox Head surfing lineup empty waves classic image by Dick Hoole
Marck Richards surfing image classic wounded seagull style by Dick Hoole
Peter Drouyn surfing Burleigh classic surfing photo by Dick Hoole
Vintage surfing film photos from filmstrip by Dick Hoole surfing 1970 something

Keith Paul Peter Drouyn and friends in Hawaii surfing photo by Dick Hoole
Michael Peterson surfing image getting set up for tube ride classic photo by Dick Hoole
Dick Van STraalens surfshop in the old days photo by Dick Hoole
Indonesian surfing scene in the 1970s photo by Dick Hoole

Vintage surfing film photos from filmstrip by Dick Hoole surfing 1970 something
MP proofsheet
surfing seventies lineup vintage surfing by dick hoole
Backdoor surfing magazine Michael Peterson cover image photo by Dick Hoole

Fantasea surfing film the filming of with Greg Huglin at JBAY photo by Dick Hoole
Indonesian surfing boat in the 1970 seventies old boards vintage surfing by Dick Hoole
Indonesian surfing fantasy by Dick Hoole
split window combi kombi VW combi bus with old surfboards photo by Dick Hoole

Michael Peterson surfing photograph image by Dick Hoole
Michael Peterson surfing photograph image by Dick Hoole
Michael Peterson surfing photograph image by Dick Hoole
Hawaii sunset golden hour by Dick Hoole

lip wash by dick Hoole
old Kirra point surfing
MIchael Peterson print Kirra