Friday, 27 February 2015
Andy says - ''I bought the board from Phil Jay's surf shop in London (I went in on the train and came back with the board) . At the time I was reading surf mags about George Greenough and wanted a kneeboard. The board has a great design on the underside of mabye George surveying the waves ?''
The board plan shape seems to follow the fish designs of Steve Lis rather than Greenough spoons , and the shapely but thick wooden fin is a British take on Greenough's designs. Its a lovely board though, dating from around '74 / '75. Its always good to have an artwork and this one is very good, especially the scene rather than the figure. The wave looks a bit like Pipeline !
Sunday, 15 February 2015
This is a gem of a film shot in 1985 telling the story of Steve Harewood and Freedom surfboards, and also starring Bobby Male and Arlene Maltman. Theres some great footage from the 60s and 80s , and also Carwyn ripping at the pro am at the end of the film (orange and green board ).
If the sound doesnt work for the first couple of minutes dont worry it will come.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
These early twin fins were very short lived, hard to surf and soon overtaken by longer sleeker singlefin boards with diamond , pin and swallow tails.
Saturday, 31 January 2015
Friday, 30 January 2015
These models probably aren't to be confused with Carwyn's personal riders, they were made based on his boards, but for sale to the public. Carwyn was already a big success in the early 80s with titles under his belt and photos in all the mags, so many young groms wanted to ride his boards.
Thanks to Bill and Alex Williams .