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

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Ocean magic and Phil Jay

I don't usually pair boards up but I thought these two looked good together. Two great looking mid 70s swallowtails, both around 7 ft long. The Ocean Magic stinger was made by Pete McAllum in Redruth and is numbered 164, so an early one; it seems most of the boards Pete made in the mid 70s were stingers, based on boards being made in Hawaii at the time. It also has a great dragon spray on the underside - made for a Welshman ??

The Phil Jay, probably made in Devon is a nice looking template with lots of volume even in the tail. High standards of finish and in great condition. Probably slightly earlier than the OM, with the glue on leash patch. Jay's were sold throughout the south west and in his shop in Wandsworth, a mecca for London surfers.

late 70s

early 70s

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