Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !
Free to take part
We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

rare Newquay surfing guide 1966/7

Here are some pages from an early surf guide by Newquay lifeguard G. Roberts , published in 1967, which gives a good view of how the sport was growing and becoming a bit more commercial; someone told me the surfer drawings were by Fuzz Bleakley, not sure if that's right or not. The Bilbo ad shows what an important company it was at the time and why it was the leading maker in Europe through the 60s.

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