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, 24 October 2011

Fulmar quad by Graeme Bunt

This Fulmar quad belongs to a friend in North Devon, who grew up riding these 80s shapes around north cornwall and Devon. It was made by Graeme Bunt, who started shaping in 1979 and was based in Polzeath and Wadebridge. He now shapes for his Local Hero label which has been running for many years . If anyone knows more about Graeme in the late 70s/early 80s please send it in.

This design is from the early 80s, with the classic swallowtail , quad fins and channels which was a popular option at the time, plus the new needle nose or 'no nose' which came over from Oz and the US , and signalled the end of the late 70s wide noses ( which I personally prefer). The quad set up here is bigger main fins and small trailing fins. Its interesting that there is a Schroff graphic on the underside of the board. Schroffs were from California and in the early 80s were very cool boards with some top underground riders. Graeme probably saw them in Surfer or Surfing and was influenced by the squares graphic.



Early-mid 80s Californian Schroff blaster with wide lazor zap - type tail and 'no nose'. From boardcollector site.

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