Newquay vintage surf meet coming soon ....

Newquay vintage surf meet coming soon ....
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

Friday, 31 December 2010

re Surf Spot

Firstly happy new year to everyone out there, hope its a good one ; and thanks to everyone who has helped with the blog during 2010, its more fun when you're showing me your stuff too. Back to the Surf Spot post from the other day, Alex Williams has some good memories of owning one in the early 70s , which sounds great after surfing an awkward bilbo . Above is Alex's mini in '75 with his Spot on the roof rack, just before he replaced it with a Creamed Honey.-
'On seeing you latest blog board, it brought back good memories. My first new board that I bought in October of '73' Was a board from the spot in Bude for £29.50. I remember well the drive up to Bude, in my mini, it took an age! as it was rainy and misty. On getting there I was taken round to the factory store to look at the boards that were for sale. I remember Nigel my mate and I going to the shop first and the owner whose name escapes me jumping into his min van, he was 6ft 4'' as I am, so anybody seeing the pair of us getting into these two small cars must have been creased up with laughter. Then we hammered off from the shop to the store. It was a 6'7'' clear board with a green glassed in fin that I chose from many boards there. If you have my book? I think you told me you had? there is a shot of it on my mini at the back of the book.

My first board was a 8'6'' Bilbo which I got in 69/70, that seemed to nose dive however you took off (it was like an ironing board). The 6'7'' Spot board was a revelation! My first surf was at North Sands in a howling offshore surf, that made takeoffs late and instead of nose diving I got to bottom turn on my first wave and promptly fell off with the surprise! that I had not submarined the bottom turn.'

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