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scott dillon …

Scotty built me half a dozen boards back in the day, from balsa to foam. Forty years on someone pointed him here and he sent me the odd email from time to time  ….. here are a couple.

Scott Dillon…I am off to Hawaii next week with a 25 year old super hottie,Two weeks in paradise.What more could one ask for.A week on the Big Island,Dancing.drinking,making love..Who said you should grow old..I will be 84 for my birthday in Hawaii.It,s all about your mind.Long live the surffy dude..

Scott in the hat.

Hi Scott Dillon here..Have been there done that..I also had a boxer,and a rottweiller.BUT they did what I told him..I am not interested in people who can’t understand a dog..Face them,show no fear..They know their bounderies.It’s all bluff.To show fear against anything is not on.I have often asked people,mostly girls who come into my Surf Museum, what would they do if an Alsatian, a Boxer or Rottweller came into the Museum..and stood there teeth bared…WHAT WOULD THEY DO..Everyone,and I mean everyone said..Run as fast as I could away.WRONG>>>You would not get ten feet,before they had you..Face them,show no fear..It is BLUFF..Take this thought all through your life.

Ps.I am off to Hawaii on Sunday for two weeks of dancing,surfing,and maybe sex. Call me in two weeks.Scott.

bluey mayes, magoo and scott dillon in hawaii

Scott Dillon…I am off to Hawaii next week with a 25 year old super hottie,Two weeks in paradise.What more could one ask for.A week on the Big Island,Dancing.drinking,making love..Who said you should grow old..I will be 84 for my birthday in Hawaii.It,s all about your mind.Long live the surffy dude..

Then this:

Love the way you tell a story..It’s really about nothing.BUT,it makes for great reading..Are you sure we did not go to the same school..
Scott Dillon.

Yes we did Scott, South Bondi.

14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Terry Jenkings #

    He was a boxer, surfer , character and a lair. A big wave rider who, like his mates Mayes, Magoo, Ross etc was a teacher to the “ Gremlins ” at the famous South Bondi school. Over 60 odd years on the pupils still remember those teachers fondly.
    A sad day Pete. Characters like Scotty were true Bondi People and the ranks are thinning. Scotty was one of the real pioneers. That tin shed site up in Wellington Place should be a Bondi Heritage Landmark . Likewise where the old South Bondi Surf Board Riders Club stood. These places and people were the real Bondi. That’s why it’s such an emotional time when the
    “ South Bondi School teachers “ pass on.
    RIP – Scotty Dillon ( Bondi Boy).
    Yo.

    December 13, 2018
  2. Scott was the Headmaster. Mayes constantly disqualified his admission to the upper levels by spending too much time at Tamarama and Magoo frightened all the young ladies away when he started to suck string into one nostril and expel it from the other .. and we all suspected Wheels kept a few sachets of Napro in his Qantas bag.

    December 13, 2018
  3. ANDY COCHRAN. #

    HI THERE,,
    IT IS A SHAME,DOOLEY AND I,WAS PICKED UP SEVERAL MORNINGS A WEEK BY SCOTT,AND TAKEN TO DIFFERENT SURF SPOTS ,AROUND,AS WE WERE YOUNG,AND DID NOT HAVE A CAR,HE WAS A FATHER ROLE MODEL FOR US,DOOLEY AND I,
    WE BOTH WORKED FOR HIM,A SMART MAN ,A FUNNY MAN,A GOOD TALKER,MOSTLY ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES ,BUT NEVER THE LESS,HOW DOES SOME ONE LIKE SCOTT,WITH A FEW HAIR DRESSING SALONS,IN HIS TOWN,AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST SURF BOARD MAKERS,IN AUS,WITH HIS NAME,END UP WHERE HE DID,HOW,,DOOLEY AND I HAVE WORKED FOR SCOTT AT HIS FACTORY FROM TIME TO TIME,HE WAS NOT AN EASY MAN TO WORK FOR,HE ALWAYS WANTED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR,
    BUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE SCOTT ,THANKS FOR THE EARLY YEARS THAT YOU GAVE DOOLEY AND I,
    REST IN PEACE,I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A 100,STORIES TO TELL,AND MANY PEOPLE TO TELL THEM TO,SO GOOD LUCK WHERE EVER YOU END UP
    ANDY .C

    December 14, 2018
  4. Mike Bennett #

    Sorry to hear about Scotty. Another old timer bites the dust, one more gone, a shame. Think I first remember him when he hit the front page of the Telegraph surfing Bear Island, I think it was him. Last saw him up the coast at his museum, we shot the shit, relived memories of the old days with mutual friends. I said I’d like to go inside, to check out the museum, he charged me! Guess that’s the way goes. Still…he was one of the last of the original Aussie big wave riders, he will live on in our memories. Aloha Scott, you were one of a kind.

    December 14, 2018
  5. Geoff Rule #

    Sad to hear about Scott.He made my 2nd board my 1st i bought of Dooley I think it ha Cocacola scribed on the top
    It was hard to go to wllo school cos we had to go past wello lane so Scott and Noel used to say Voodoo is working lets go.So u see we were not much at school
    Regards Geoff Rule

    December 17, 2018
  6. Geoff Rule #

    PS By the way I was the kid 3rd from the right in your pic

    December 17, 2018
  7. What was the occasion?

    December 17, 2018
  8. ANDY COCHRAN. #

    HI.PETE.
    MERRY XMAS ,AND NEW YEAR,
    IF,I REMBER ,I THINK IT WAS THE TIME THAT SCOTT,CLIMBED ON TO THE SEALING TO POUR 2 CANS OF PAINT,ON A BOARD LAYING ON A TABLE,8,FEET BELOW TO SEE IF A NEW LOOK ON BOARDS,COULD BE POPULAR TO THE GUYS,I OBTAINED,1 WISH I DIDNT,
    I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE GUYS MAKING FUN OF THE ART WORK,THAT NOEL AND SCOTT CAME UP WITH,BUT NEVER THE LESS I DONT KNOW IF I SOLD IT ,OR LEFT IT IN SOMEONES GARAGE ,WHEN THEY WERE NOT LOOKING,.
    SO THATS IT AS MANY A BOARDS WERE MADE FOR ME BY NOEL AND SCOTT.SO WHO KNOWLES COULD BE A MASTERPIECE TO DAY,OR FIRE WOOD ,
    MERRY XMAS TO ALL THE GUYS FROM THE SOUTH END ,
    AND GOD BLESSING TO THE FEW THAT SURVIVED THAT TIME IN OUR LIFE .
    NEVER OUT OF MIND ,,
    BONDI FOR EVER.
    ANDY.C.

    December 19, 2018
  9. Aye to that, Andy.

    December 19, 2018
  10. Shane Robert Fisher #

    I saw a board, it had length, it was going out to the ocean., We called to him, but he kept on going.

    December 28, 2018
  11. Mike Bennett #

    Talk about survivors….just received a Christmas phone call from the grand daughter of Vic “the Rat” Hogan. Vic’s an original old Bondi boy! And do I mean old, he turned 100 in November! I called him back via Face Time, he looked great and we had a fun mag. He’s gotta be the last of the Dillon, Bluey, Dillon era. Good on ya Vic, you might outlive us all. P.S. he still lives in Bondi.

    December 28, 2018
  12. Mike, he’s got to remember how he earned the name …..

    December 28, 2018
  13. Mike Bennett #

    Pete, how do I ask a guy how he got the name “The Rat?” I think because of his large front teeth. South Bondi guys were cruel, but we can handle it! What was your nickname Pete?

    December 29, 2018
  14. Never qualified for one ….

    December 29, 2018

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