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

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

a nice Tris

Here's a rather nice Tris which was on ebay recently with a rare large scale spray on the underside.
This one is a 6'3 from around the early to mid 70s with artwork by New Zealander Neil Wernham, shaped by Tris himself and glassed by Johnny Manetta. Obviously with that spray its a custom board ; nice laminate ply fin and one of the finest logos on a surfboard.

Late 70s, check out the tail on the board by the window.


  1. Great blog, have just started to work with Tris at Homeblown and its such a pleasure to see this post. He just made me a new board, and it got badly dinged tonight on first ride - but what was really cool, was that the guy said- oh no its a Tris, thats terrible I am soo sorry.

  2. Yeah people respect a Tris, unless they don't know what one is. I was out on one last night too, 35 years old and still showing a clean pair of heels to Godrevy peelers.