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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Sunday, 27 September 2009

1980s Hawaiian Style quad

Here's a board I picked up from the local car boot this morning. Its an early 80s quad made by Hawaiian Style. I can't find anything about the label but its a British made board and I'm guessing it was made in Newquay or possibly South Wales. It still has the original shop sticker saying supplied by the Newquay Surfing Centre in fore st.. Artwork is by Chris Gadd and glassing by 'the rattler' , no shapers name. I 'm hoping someone out there might know something about Hawaiian style boards ?

Its a nice 80s shape with quad fins, four channels and two small stingers in the tail, dimensions are 6'4 x 20 1/2 x 2 1/2. I guess the name was cashing in on the craze for all things American at the time and the board has US clark foam 'blue light' and 100 % American resin.


  1. Very nice hawaiian-style board. And it looks like in good quality.

  2. Hi, I have a greenough style spoon with the same makers name, the bloke I got it from had it made in the 80's, the shaper was Roger Cooper in south wales.

  3. hi send in some photos of the spoon if you can !cheers Al

  4. Hi board was shaped by Rog Cooper in South wales airbrushed by chris gadd and glassed by Alby the rattler harris,and as you mention early 80s