Vintage Surf meet 2019 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2019 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, 11 March 2010

A good bit of flotsam

Here's a rare early 70s zippy sticks which Jim saved from complete destruction. He and his friend found it abandoned on the rocks at Porthleven about 20 years ago smashed up, deck de-lamed , nose gone and fin smashed in two. After restoration and tlc it looks and surfs great - a tale to warm the heart ! You don't see many of these early zippy sticks , the Gul collection has a very similar one. Shaped by Roger Cooper who grew up surfing the Isle of Wight and was south coast champion in 1969, before settling in south wales and starting his shaping business.

original leash by Cosmic , made in Penzance.

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