“MORNING OF THE EARTH” SURFER DAVE TRELOAR PASSES AWAY

David “Baddy” Treloar on the NSW North Coast | Photo via markrichardssurfboards.com

Australian surfing has lost one of its true icons, with Dave “Baddy” Treloar passing away.

Best known for his role in the 1971 film, “Morning of the Earth”, Treloar was a local of the secluded north coast village of Angourie.

Dubbed “Baddy” at a young age, the 68-year-old died of a heart attack on Thursday.

Considered a mentor to many, Treloar moved to the north coast in the early 1970s, working with filmmaker Alby Falzon on the classic film, “Morning of the Earth”.

He also had success at a competitive level, including a third placed result at Bells in 1970.