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, 29 April 2010

Plastic Atlantic

Here's another of those elusive Atlantics of St Ives. This one is Gavin's second Atlantic , just under 7 ft and with down rails from around 1970. We worked out this board had the same owner as my orange Steve Harewood Freedom - they were both on the same stall at Hayle car boot. This board has the classic bubbly logo and on the underside is changed to 'Plastic Atlantic' , a play on the US label Plastic Fantastic ? Its got a replacement fin but still has the pain inflicting bungee leash.

Jeff Hakman poses for Plastic Fantastic in 1969. I'm sure he was actually dreaming of riding a plastic Atlantic..

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