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

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Graham Nile singlefin

Early 70s singlefin with a beautiful turquoise tint made by St Austell surfer Graham Nile. Nile was a strong surfer and was European champion in '73, British champion in '76, and was shaping from the early 70s, selling the boards in his St Austell surf shop. He was and all round sportsman and waterman and apparently got a bravery award in Hawaii in '75 for rescuing a Hawaiian family when a wave broke over the point at Waimea onto their house. Nile stood in the doorway and stopped them being dragged back out to sea ! This board is from the Gul collection.

Graham at the '76 Watergate bay Open, photo by Alex Williams from his book Atlantic Surfers.

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