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

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

a fishy bolt

Just found this ad in Surf Insight from summer 1973, mystery solved its a British board, with a big Hawaiian influence...
This looks like another classic case of logo rip off. For sale on UK ebay, 'Gerry Lopez vintage litening bolt', £300 starting bid ! It turns out this was actually shaped by Bob Groves , probably at St Leonards on the south coast of England. I guess he hoped to sell them more easily with the look-a-like Lightning Bolt logo.

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