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

Friday, 27 November 2009

Freedom singlefin by Steve Harewood

Stephane from Biarritz has sent us some pictures of a recent find, a nice 7 ft Freedom singlefin from the early - mid 70s by Steve Harewood. Harewood was one of the top surfers in Jersey from the mid 60s and was in the four man British team going to the World Champs in Puerto Rico in 1968. This trip opened his eyes to what was going on in board design and he was especially interested in Reno Abellira and David Nuuhiwa's board designs .Then he went straight to the US and worked for Dewey Weber for 6 months helping to produce the Ski .In 1969 he came home a more experienced shaper and set up Freedom with his friend Barry Jenkins. I'm a big fan of Freedoms, especially around the mid 70s when Bobby Male was putting out some really beautiful shapes.Thanks to Stephane for the photos.

Steve Harewood mid 1960s

Here's a couple of Harewood Freedoms which were up for sale a few months ago. The blue one is 7'2 x 20, and the Aipa style stinger is 6'10 x 20 3/8.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,nice boards you have, I have about 30-40 myself.
    I have an old late 1970's single fin you may be interested in. It is a Fumar, also says Polzeath, Cornwall on the laminate. I researched it, Polzeath is in Southern England. Its about 6-4 and has a nice clear single fin. I fixed most of the dings and replaced the fin box. The board is clear( white) but has a blue, new wave, sunburst pattern on the top almost exactly like your blue McCoy. Email me if your interested in buying or trading for: thanks, Mike/Encinitas CA