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, 14 January 2010

Hot Buttered twin fin Derek Hynd model

Here's an interesting board which I picked up at my local car boot sale for the princely sum of £25. Its a Derek Hynd newwave twinnie made in Australia by Terry Fitzgeralds Hot Buttered label. Dating from around 1980-2 it has artwork by spray maestro Martyn Worthington , whose 70s hot buttered sprays are on most Aussie collectors' top ten lists. It measures 5'9 x 20 1/4 and Hynd ripped on this size board in some pretty big conditions.
Terry and Derek worked together on making the Hynd model , and ' the pair clicked almost instantly, working on single concave twin fin wing swallows and chopped squares which took Derek into the rarefied heights of the world's top ten ' ( HB website ). Although its seen some life and is a bit tanned its still a light board and a great shape, very nice to have the Worthington spray too.

Hot buttered twin fins, shows the massive leap in development from the mid 70s to 1980.

Martyn Worthington and some of his work, with a similar 80s board.

DH at Winki on a 5'8 twinnie with central stabiliser ,1982.

''It took 10 years of tri fin surfing to catch up to where Derek Hynd was taking a twin fin with a stabiliser'' - Terry Fitzgerald. Hynd, Newport peak.

The Derek Hynd model has been recreated by Hot Buttered, see their site for details.

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