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

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Late 60s Bilbo

Tigger Newling and Vince Ward, Newquay 1969.

Bilbos in a shoot for Petticoat magazine 1966.

Here's a big old girl from Bilbo's transitional 1967-8 era. There's plenty of volume at 7'6 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 with a pintail. The shaper has initialled it with a B so is that Bill Bailey or Bob Head ? I will probably be taking this one along to the surf jumble , its amazing to think that this sort of shape was once thought of as radically small and manouverable. It still has three of the old registration stickers. I love the three colour decal overlap, very 60s !

1 comment:

  1. I was told by Skelly that the B logo is actually CJ /Chris Jones , a big C with a small J inside it.