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

Sunday, 6 September 2009

1980s Vitamin Sea Mark Richards twin fin

Simon Tucker surfing this board in circa 1982, photo by Alex Williams. The board is a Vit Sea team board made for Simon and he did the stars artwork himself.

Vitamin Sea ad from Tube News oct 1982.

Here's a rare board which turned up on ebay as a kids beginner board. Its 5'7 x 19 3/4, made by Vitamin Sea in cornwall under licence from Mark Richards in the early 80s. Although not shaped by the man himself it excited a few bidders. Its got classic star graphics and seems to be a team board. Probably shaped by CJ or Tad. For some classic footage of Mark Richards click on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEboHDtRqRs


  1. Does this board have a dragon graphic on the bottom? If so I'm pretty sure this was my first board, somewhere I have a picture of me riding it taken from the harbour wall at Towan, probably in 1985. It was too big for me really and I moved onto a 5'2" Vitamin Sea, shaped of course by Tad Ciastula.

  2. hi mate yes it does have a dragon on the bottom, you're one of very few people who has found their first board again, albeit someone else owns it, but it must feel good to know its still out there. I doubt if I'll ever find my first board. cheers Al

  3. I have a supper clean 78,79? Mark Richards 6'2'' all red with yellow MR logo and Yellow acrilic glassed in fins that im thinkin of parting with? if interested email me at cdogcorey1@yahoo.com it came out of a moving crate about 20 years ago

  4. found the pic of me riding it