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, 1 April 2010

Zuma Jay twin fin

Here's my Zuma Jay late 70s/early 80s twin fin which I picked up from a car boot a few years ago. Its 6'4 x 20 1/2 x 2 1/2 and uses US materials like super light Clark foam and the disasterous G&S star fins .These fins were ok if they were fibreglass but the plastic ones were too delicate in the area where the screw went through and broke in huge numbers. Collectors of twin fins in the US are willing to pay upto £100 for a pair now. This board had a pair until one surf when one disappeared never to be seen again - gutted, I hadn't even hit anything.
It was sold through the Zuma Jay surf shop in Bude and shaped by Roger Tout, local surfer and one of the areas best shapers. I guess the Competition series refers to the lightweight materials used. A good fun board until it turned into a singlefin !

Robert Moyle at Bude 1983.

Outside the shop 1982.

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