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, 4 August 2010

export Bilbo longboard

Guilhem from Guethary has recently acquired this clean Bilbo 9'4 from around '66 or '67. This one was made in Newquay for export to the Jo Moraiz surf shop in Biarritz ,and has France written on the stringer and a Moraiz shop decal. Jo owned the first surf shop in France and took a few shipments of Bilbos. Guilhem remembers drooling at them in the shop when he was a boy, so had to have this one. Its been restored but is pretty tidy anyway, and has an unusual for the time pink airbrushed circle design on the deck, and coloured high density nose and tail blocks. Guilhem shapes under the Guethary surfboards label.

Jo Moraiz at La Barre 1965, photo by Joel de Rosnay

Rod Sumpter on a promotional tour of France with Bilbo, 1965. With Joel de Rosnay left and Aussie Wheels Williams.

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