We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Freedom rider by Steve Harewood

Here's a great little Freedom from Jersey, shaped by Steve Harewood in around '69 or '70 during the shortboard revolution. Its short and stubby, pretty much like the eggs Peterson and others were using in Australia - although they went to extremes with Nat Young riding a 5 1/2 ft board. This board is the Freedom Rider model, also the title of a Traffic song from the same era. It has an s-deck to keep volume up and a huge almost 12 inch Australian variable fin, which seems way too big for the board ! A beautifully made board which has survived well, bought recently from up in the north east. On the fin is the owners name - T Wharam




















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  1. Good Morning;
    RE: twin fin by Terry Fitzgerald.

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