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, 29 January 2010

Graham Nile and Summer haze singlefins

Jim from St Austell has sent photos of some of his boards. Here's one from St Austell's most famous surfer Graham Nile. Nile was a big powerful goofy footer who was on the British team at the 1972 World Championships, and won the European title in '73 and the British title in '76. He started shaping in the early 70s and opened a surf shop in St Austell.

Here's a rare board on the summer haze label; Jim got it from a guy who bought it in the 70s, and before that it was owned by a lifeguard at Croyde, and had apparently been used in a conest by ex British champ Richard Carter. Thanks for the photos Jim.

Graham Nile 1975

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