We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Ocean Magic twin fin by Nigel Semmens
















Nice early Ocean Magic, the Nigel Semmens model ,shaped by Nigel and numbered OM 58. The spray and glassing is by Gearbox aka Martin Geary. Its a fun looking twin fin with the ill fated G&S star fins ; I think these fins were home made replacements since most star fins broke. It has Clark foam 'super light' , obviously an important feature at the time as the clark foam decal covers the Ocean Magic logo. The board was made in the Lane, Newquay factory in around 1979 / 80 , and needs a bit of tlc. The dimensions are 5'7 x 20 1/2 x 2 1/2.





Semmens was one of the most successful British surfers of his era, winning the British title in 1979 and the European title in 1981. He made a good living from shaping and contests , and took over Ocean Magic from Pete McAllum to make it one of the UK's top surfboard brands. Nigel and Ocean Magic are still going strong in Newquay.

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