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

Sunday, 27 February 2011

80s 5 Star by Colin Wilson

Classic early 80s twin fin +1 by Colin Wilson. Colin was one of the stand out surfers of West Cornwall in the late 70s/ early 80s. His local spot was Sennen and was a stylish and determined surfer in the heyday of the Skewjack scene. He was a successful comp surfer and won the British title in 1980 and British senior in 1985. He ran 5-star from the late 70s to mid 80s and shaped through the transition from singles to twins, thrusters and the mal revival.
This one is a nice little floaty 5'10x 20 x 2 1/2, with gloss coat , channels and large twin fins, and the option of a third. Made with Clark foam super light.
Colin went on to run the British surfing association for 12 years, a demanding and rewarding job, and was a devoted team manager.










Colin in the mid 70s with a Graham Nile




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