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

Monday, 28 February 2011

legends of the lens - Alex Williams

Adrian Philips, Harlyn, '86

Its always a pleasure when Alex sends me one of his emails of his old photos. A true legend of the lens, taking photos of British waves and British surfers since the early 70s. The photos not only record the quality of British surfing at home and abroad, they describe the life of a man who has trekked round the planet having adventures and meeting the leading lights of the surf scene for over 30 years. Not a bad job !
big Guethary, 1977

Brad Hockridge, Jersey 1986

Camping '75

Carwyn's van

Chops 1980

Gabe Davies 1988

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson Hot Generation boards

don't know who this is or where this is but love the photo.


  1. I've got an original Jack O'Neil Lovecraft (number 13, hand shaped by Jack himself) and we have been looking for an appraiser... maybe you could refer me to someone good?


  2. hi Patrick, I'd try the Surfing Heritage Foundation in California, cheers Al

  3. loving your blog at the mo' mate. lots of great pics and a good vibe. would like to see a wide shot of Carwyn's van to see how he crammed so much in as i'm planning on a European van trip this autumn..........

  4. Yeah Carwyn was a master of living out of a van. Like his board rack at the back. I'll see if I've got any more photos of it. Cheers for the comments