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, 23 September 2011

A housefull

Devon collector Roger Robinson invited me to come round to his house and check his boards out. As you can see by the photos I was well impressed with a collection which spanned the cream of UK boards from the 60s and the 80s , with a few from the 70s.The boards were either very polished or waxed up and still salty wet - its a working collection which is often changing, and often surfed- as it should be. I've never seen so many Bickers or Bilbo longboards before so that was quite an experience - they had a real presence about them - a sort of 'we are the survivors of the 60s, we are surfing history' -the sort of gathering which couldn't be equalled for love nor money.
Here's a glimpse into the collection, I'll show some in more detail over the next few weeks.

Bilbo 5'4

Bickers straight edge fin with nice tailblock

early Bilbo with tailblock

Very early Bilbo with D fin

A pair of Bickers. The far one is a lovely five stringer gun. Quality mid 60s boards.

This Bickers fin has spots surfed written on, from '65 to '68

Bickers cigar

Bilbo by Chris Jones - I like the artwork.

Three Bilbo longboards - all by Chris Jones

1973 Freedom fish

Carwyn Williams personal 2 1/2 fin, early 80s

Vitamin Sea by Chris Jones with mad channels.

Fulmar quad by Graeme Bunt

'La La' jet fin quad

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a lot for the pictures, I have never made it surfing, I just started a month ago and is really cool.