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, 29 August 2010

Bilbo stinger singlefin

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but there can't be many Bilbo stingers out there ! When I think of stingers I think Ben Aipa who designed them in '74 and they really became popular in the mid 70s with Mark Richards riding an Aipa quiver in '76/'77. But the Bilbo factory stopped producing in the very early 70s after a devastating fire, so how can we explain the stinger. Was the Bilbo shaper at the cutting edge of board design, or was it a later board using old decals. I'd like to think its the former, the board has great quality, nice pinlining and a lovely eggshell blue tint. It had a swallow tail which is a bit worn away now, and a leash loop rather than a later plug. From Chris' collection.

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