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 .
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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Arlene Maltman

This Surf scene from 1984 is the first Britsh mag to feature a female surfer on the cover. The surfer is Jersey's Arlene Maltman, British champ in 1984, although this mag says Arlene is also Europes leading lady. Arlene got a good sponsership deal from British Airways, and was part of a surge of British female talent in the 80s. She still surfs and competes today.
Heres an article from Surfers journal about a guy who found one of Arlene's boards at a dump in the US, and eventually traced her to learn its history .

Arlene, mid 80s


3 comments:

  1. Mark who wrote the article emailed me to say that he has presented the board back to Arlene, and it may be heading for the museum of British surfing, a good end to the story.

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  2. Arlene Maltman7 June 2010 at 09:28

    Hi Alasdair

    Thanks for the post. The board is now in Cabo San Lucas at my Dad's house. I am hoping to pick it up one of these days and have a surf on it then bring it home to the museum. Follow me on Facebook and I will also let you know how it all goes! Hopefully British Airways will bring it back! Arlene

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  3. Hi Arlene,
    good to hear from you, hope you have a good surf on it after all those years; must be one of the only boards to be sponsered by BA so they should bring it back for free ! Met an old friend of yours in Fuerte, can't remember his first name but his surname is Doak and he says you used to work for him.

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