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

Saturday, 4 September 2010

early 70s Skewjack twin fin

Here's a rare one - a 1st generation twin fin from Skewjack surfboards from '71 or '72. I've already written about Skewjack in the blog, it was set up by Chris Tyler in Sennen in 1971 as Britains first surf holiday village, and was very popular through the 70s and early 80s. I wasn't aware Skewjack made surfboards until I saw this one at Chris' house. Its shaped by Hank, anyone know who this was ? As you can see it has the classic Skewjack artwork on the deck, making it one of the most extravagant logos in UK surfing. its nice to see an early twin fin as well, although at the moment its a single - needs a spot of refurb ! Check out the tail, just a simple angled slab, crude but classic.

From British Surfer vol 5, 1971

from the Skewjack brochure early 70s

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