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

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Ocean Magic team board by Mooney McAllum



Sean saw this board in Newquay the other day and sent in some photos -
A rare Ocean Magic 'Team' board shaped by Pete Mcallum . This was shaped in the period pre Nigel Semmens ownership . Channeled bottom , swallow tail , 5"7" x 21" x thick . Twin Fin .Un- numbered . Probably dates from 1979 or 80 and is similar to the short, wide swallow tailed boards Nigel was riding at the time. Its rare to see a 'team ' board like this, who it was made for I don't know - Nigel , Steve Daniel, or one of the numerous young Newquay surfers who were sponsered by Ocean Magic in the early 80s. A cool board, thanks Sean.





















N S and Steve Daniel in Oz for the Stubbies 1980, photo by Alex
















Here's an O M ad from way back , 1973 to be precise , from Surf Insight no 4 .Which is confusing as I've read an interview with Pete McAllum where he says he started OM in '76 .









4 comments:

  1. Hi there,
    can you tell me if this is the same pete mcallum who used to train the swimming squad in carn brae in cornwall?my folks bought a board from him for me in the late 70,s.my email is dave.edge1@gmail.com also is he still in uk?Thanks,Dave edgington.

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  2. hi yes it sounds like the same Pete.His early ocean magics in redruth.

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  3. Yes it is! I'm his grand daughter. Sadly he died of bowel cancer at home in New Zealand in 1997.

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  4. Thanks for getting in touch, sorry to hear he passed away. Do you have any old photyos from his boardmaking days I could put on the blog ? Out of interest when did he leave the UK to return to new zealand ? thanks Al

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