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

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Bilbo by Chris Jones

Here's a very clean Bilbo shaped by CJ, sent in by Henry. Its from '67 or '68 in the transitional period, when Chris was putting out his CJ model, usually at around 8 ft. This one is more of a pintail than the cj models though. Its got an unusual two tone deck and I like it when Bilbo did the overlapped logo - simple idea but looks cool. The condition on this is pretty amazing really, virtually no sign of having been surfed. Check out the flatness of the deck at the nose.



























Where it all started for Chris, Great Western in Newquay circa 1963. Rob Wilson, Roger Mansfield, Colin Christian and CJ. This is one board that Chris would love to see again.







1 comment:

  1. Hi can i buy the fin in picture 8 please? dantredant@hotmail.com need it for my bilbo board

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