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

Sunday, 6 June 2010

British 60s surfwear

Rod Sumpter and Corky Carroll model boardies in France, late 60s.

British surfwear in the mid 60s had a massive American influence, as you can see, with Maui (later Alder ), Big Gun and Hang Ten, which were both produced/ distributed by European Surfing co/ Bilbo. The big sellers were boardies, t-shirts and jackets based on the US surf club style.

Newquay local Vince Ward models Hang Ten - mid 60s knee bumps era.

From the mid 60s Maui were successful with their floral boardshorts, made by Bob and Annie Westlake, who went on to big success in the 70s and 80s with Alder.

Mystery man models boardies for Bilbo.

Bilbo team riders Alan MacBride and Dave Friar model Hang Ten alongside top London models, 1966 mag shoot.

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