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

Saturday, 12 March 2011

80s Wavekraft by Nigel Woodcock

Nigel at Watergate for the English nationals, early 90s. Photo Graham Looker.
A recent find, a classic 1986/7 thruster shaped by Nigel Woodcock for Wavekraft in Newquay. Nigel learnt his trade working for Mooney McAllum and Nigel Semmens at Ocean Magic in the early 80s. This board is one of his pro-series thrusters, with typical square tail, gloss finish, all important channels and 80s spray job with airbrushed blocks and angles, splatters and printed circles. It also has some classic day-glo stickers. Its quite a contemporary plan shape for its time, although it has a bit more width in the tail, boxier rails and flatter rocker than early 90s boards. 6ft x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2. Nigel sponsered a lot of up and coming Newquay surfers including Russell and Dean Winter on ultra light pro models.

Wavelength 1988
Surf Scene 1987
Nigel, '87


  1. I thought this might be of interest to you guys? It's a wavekraft pro-lite thruster I bought off a guy at the beach from Newquay 20 years ago, Ive put it on eBay to see if theres any interest in it. ( ps I don't mean to offend by putting this link in, I just genuinely thought it would be of interest here)

  2. Have a 6 10 Nigel woodcock surfboard made for the Fistral surf company signed bought in 1981 but has 1975 printed on it good condition any interest my e-mail is

  3. Got a 1975 Nigel woodcock surfboard had it from new great condition made for Fistral surf company 6 10 is it worth anything can any one e-mail me at