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

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Gul wetsuits

Heres a couple of Gul suits I've picked up along the way, probably from the late 70s. Gul was our first main wetsuit company, started by Dennis Cross from a van at Fistral in the late 60s, and has always been supportive of British surfing and surfers. They also have a nice board collection which they are letting me show on the blog, so cheers to Gul.

Nigel Semmens 1979

Frenchman Frank Gomis 1981

Jonathon and Jamie Owen 1981

Dennis Cross 1982


Spencer Hargreaves 1988


  1. Blast from the past! One of my first ever jobs was to design and artwork the 1984 ad above, I think the surfer was John Copley, the hand lettering took me ages - very 80s...

  2. hi kk, well done, a classic piece of 80s graphic design .I prefer the block colours to the late 80s/90s stuff.