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

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

North Shore 1987 Chandler's old boards




I still remember the first time I saw North Shore, it was on tv one saturday morning and I sat as a young grom glued to it and loving every minute. Back in those days there was virtually no surfing on tv in the UK.


It was hugely influential to me at the time, and I loved the clip shown below, when Rick gets to work his way through Chandler's quiver from ancient koa wood boards through to singles, twins and 80s thrusters. It could even have been the defining moment that sparked my board collecting; I wanted to experience lots of different boards.


The film included a young Occy, Laird Hamilton and Gerry Lopez amongst many surf stars and although Kelly Slater calls it a cheesy flick it has plenty of fans. Take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JzZDcpZIYc&feature=related

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