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, 20 May 2010


Nice board from Sean, probably 60s with classic girly logo. Because of this its one of the few boards which is allowed in the flat.

Bellyboarders today, John Isaac - the cat in the hat, and fellow proners. The World bellyboarding championships is at Chapelporth on 5th september, and has two categories, juniors : under 60s and seniors : over 60s.

Old postcards of bellyboarding at Bude, and we think we've got a crowd problem now ! At least back then everyone could ride the same wave.

Crooklets , Bude. The right hander is ignored in favour of riding the soup.

The woodward skimmer, quite a name and a board Alex has had for years; not much risk of nose diving -see below.


  1. Can someone help me, I have two of the classic old - prob '50's wood belly boards. Looks maybe like marine ply? They have been standing around for quite a while and are very dry, how can I revitalize them?

  2. you can wood oil them or varnish them