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

Saturday, 17 April 2010

More French collectors

I've had an email from Guilhem Rainfray from Guethary who runs Guethary surfboards and is a fellow collector. He's one of the founders of the Vintage Surf Club of France . Check out the board collector who lives in the barn house - a perfect pad for a collection. This is his friend's Tiki from 1974, a nice old singlefin with Tiki's shortlived parrot logo. Note the rubber stick on leash plug.

Founder Tim Heyland at the original Braunton Tiki shop, early 70s.

You may remember I showed a Bilbo skateboard a few months ago and said it was the first European made board. Apparently the French got there before us says Guilhem, making Midonn in 63/64 and Kamikaze. The first boards to hit France were probably US Makaha imports with clay wheels in early 60s. The board pictured is his early Midonn.

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