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The monument commemorates surfer Creed Barnes who lost his life while surfing in the Margaret River region in 1989.

The tragedy struck on the eve of the Margaret River Masters in 1989 when Creed Barnes drowned after his leash became snared on a shallow rock ledge. 


Address:Surfers Point Road , Prevelly, 6285
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.976583
Long: 114.985664
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:30-October-1989
Actual Event End Date:30-October-1989


Front Inscription

In memory of Creed Barnes 

29. 11. 1971 - 30. 10. 1989

Creed lost his life in pursuit of a dream.

He died on the rise, mixing it with heroes while surfing the dangerous waters of Margaret River.

He was a gifted and talented surfer, who's love of life and happy fun loving nature touched all who knew him well.

Dedicated by all those who share his love of surfing. 

In death he lives eternal. 

Man has spirit and his spirit lives with us.

Source: MA
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