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 .
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Dump find South Africa

I love reading stories about boards being saved from the tip, whether local or a thousand miles away. Wayne sent in these photos - his brother plucked this 5'9 quad from Benoni dump in South Africa recently, and is trying to find out more about the Jet label. What a cool board to find at the tip, and great condition with original early 80s gloss coat and nice four fin setup.
There were some boards under the same Jet logo made in Australia at the same time, shaped at Byron by Tony Cerff ;I'm sure Damion at boardcollector knows more about them.

Possibly these South African made boards were under licence from Jet in Oz , just like Country Rhythm making Simon Anderson thrusters in the early 80s.











Couple of Jets at a South African surf shop/ cafe , along with other early 80s classics like Shaun Tomsons and a Country Rhythm /Simon Anderson thruster.


2 comments:

  1. Those boards look amazing! Which surf shop/cafe are they in? I used to live in Durban, South Africa, before moving to Australia, but next time i'm in South Africa for a holiday I'd love to go check this place out!
    If anyone has any info, please let me know at: matthewmaleham@hotmail.com
    Cheers!

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  2. I love this sport is incredible good and it is like share with ocean, great!

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