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 .
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Monday, 24 August 2009

Vintage Weber surfboards Australia single fin

Gary Elkerton meets the Weber when it was in the Surfing Museum.




















Unusual s-decked Dewey Weber single fin made in a revolutionary time of board evolution mainly initiated by the Aussies. Although this board was made in America it was branded Weber Australia to cash in on the hot Oz design features of the time. Nat Young had joined the weber team in 1967/8 and influenced board design with down rails, shorter length and scoop or s-decks. The board has a George Greenough variable waveset fin which has precise settings forward and back. The dimensions are 6'6 x 20 1/2 x 3 , and was made in 1969 , shaper unreadable, looks a bit like NY or IN ?






It was imported and sold by Jay's surf shop in 1970 to a surfer from Kent ; Jay's was London's first surf shop ! I know a bit about the boards history because it was owned by the British Surfing Museum . Its a thick board , especially in the middle of the domed deck, but its surprisingly nice to ride, no leash plug of course.

2 comments:

  1. I am looking for a waveset fin, I just purchased a 1960's Morey-Pope Camel, box is good, needs fin...

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  2. After some research I think the board was shaped by Harold Iggy.

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