Being born and raised in Queenscliff on Victoria's West Coast, the Trigger Bros. Paul and Phil grew up with a natural attraction to the Ocean. As early as 1960, their father had given them solid timber body boards (actually the center panels from a Queen Anne dinning table). These were extremely popular at the time. Returning home on the school bus one day in 1962 the boys saw their first ever stand up board rider at inside beach Pt. Lonsdale, but unfortunately for the next 2 years they had to be content to surf on Coolite bodyboards notorious for producing hideous stomach rash.