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, 6 November 2010

Pure Fun surfboards

I'm still working my way through Alex's photos of the Gul collection, and here's one of their more obscure boards. An early 70s Pure Fun singlefin. Never seen another of these so it was either a very small company or was made by a big maker under a different label to dodge the taxman. It looks relatively professionally made for the time and uses an Aussie blank. The stick on leash plug looks pretty crude but you do see them quite a lot, works well until the glue comes unstuck as I found to my peril at a rocky spot near leven once. As with most of the Gul boards its in enviably good condition.

1 comment:

  1. by Jason "Jase" Mather

    His reputation for excellence has built a loyal following of customers who have recognised his skill and the quality of his craftsmanship, formerly under the retro label PURE FUN and in more recent years as LEVEN Surfboards.

    He is still based in the seaside village of Porthleven, on the beautiful South West Coast of Cornwall and we specialize in manufacturing quality custom surfboards.

    Jason Mather, "Jase" have been involved in all aspects of surfboard shaping and production for the past 20 years, in both Australia and here in the U.K.