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

Monday, 13 June 2011

speak of the devil ?

One reason I love doing the blog is that I never know what's coming in the next email. After my last post about Rod Sumpter's britannia model, an email came out of the blue yesterday from Jersey with this recent find. A mid 60s Keyo longboard made in Australia but with britannia artwork which judging by the permit stickers and condition was done in the 60s. Although its not a Bilbo did Rod use a Keyo as a personal board ? Would be a great find if it was and well worth the restoration on the fin and rotten stringer.
News came back from Rod though as a negative - colour and taping in not right, and more importantly - he never rode a Keyo.
Ah well, the search continues. Thanks to Jean Pierre, who still has a very interesting old longboard.
Thanks also to Henry for this link - to one of Rod's surviving boards, in Australia in the the collection of his brother David. This says Rod started using the union jack at the 1966 worlds at the insistence of his patriotic father. Although on second look this doesn't seem to be a 60s board - leash plug and too much nose rocker ?

1 comment:

  1. this one looks pretty original....