Vintage Surf meet 2019 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2019 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

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Roger Cooper twin fin

Roger Cooper , 1984 - photo by Alex

One of our friends in France Pierre has found this classic Roger Cooper twin fin. Roger was a man of many labels, starting I think with Zippy Sticks in the early 70s. This twin fin is marking the transition from the wide nosed and 'tasteful ' sprays of the late 70s to this thinner nosed , early 80s day glo powered craft. The High Performance label is very 80s too, when words like turbo , jet and stuff like that started to get used in graphics to tell you just how fast your boards was ! This one's in great condition, thanks to Pierre for the photos.


1969. Roger was Isle of Wight champion back in the late 60s.


  1. Roger made some boards before the Zippy Sticks era under the name's of 'Surfboards from 28 Carat' , 'Sister Sticks' , '28 Carat Surfboards'

  2. Ok I'll look out for those. Never seen any before. How many labels did Roger have ? Must be about a dozen !

  3. I own a High Performance by Roger Cooper which I bought in the early 70’s still in amazing condition, trim fin board