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

Friday, 20 May 2011

Williams of St Ives longboard

Its been a while since we had any old longboards on so here's a beauty from one of the UK's earliest makers, Williams of St Ives. These are all pretty rare, and this one probably dates from '65 or '66, although the Williams brothers first started making them in 1964 at Keith Slocombe's small factory in Lelant. The other brother Charles Williams started Atlantic a couple of years later, drafting in some experienced Aussies to help produce some great boards. This one has suffered from some delam over the years and looks like it wasn't highly finished when it was made, but its a nice shape and an important board, made at a time when St Ives was the place to be if you were a surfer - or artist ! Thanks to Alex for the photos.

mid 60s


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