Newquay vintage surf meet coming soon ....

Newquay vintage surf meet coming soon ....
We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Monday, 29 August 2011

Greg Laurenson singlefin with rail channels

Australian made singlefin probably from 1978-80 shaped by Greg Laurensen under his own label, with very radical deep rounded rail channels. These are pretty unusual and must have been a short lived experiment before the straight hard edged multi channels of the 80s took over. I guess they acted as long shallow side bites, and the board is sporting an equally weird 'Hyperdrive fin' made by Surefin of Penzance, Cornwall from the early 80s. If anyone knows more about these designs let us know. The board is 6'2 x 20 x 2 3/4 and the channels run for 3 ft. It has a very light blue tint on the deck.
Greg was a well respected Aussie shaper, working at Blaxell and became head shaper at Cordingley surfboards in the 70s, and later shaped for Rusty.
This board was bought from a second hand rack in Perranporth in the late 80s; not sure how it got over from Australia though.


































7 comments:

  1. Oooo, that's a nice fin! Looks like a sliver of jelly! Yum!

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  2. Tangerine ?
    Its about as flexy as a slice of jelly. Good luck for the bellyboards next week

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  3. worth the price just for that fin...

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  4. I promise not to buy any more Oz boards on ebay bluey they're all yours. Unless a cheyne comes up !

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  5. I have loved surfing since ever, but I must admit Greg Laurenson was my inspiration to practice this extreme sport. I've followed his career since ever and I have learn some tricks and tips watching him.

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  6. Hay every one out there and I am greg laurenson daughter was wondering if any one who had any photos of him or his boards if u would send me than on jadeybug13@gmail.com as I am putting together a photo album

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  7. Hi, I just found this post. I had a light blue 6'2" with fin box, custom shape from Greg in Dunsborough West Australia, that I left in Bali in 1983 as it was clean snapped. If you still have that board can you check and see if looks like a major repair has been done? thanks. Noel.

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