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

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Ocean magic by Nigel Semmens

Here's a lovely Ocean Magic from my friend's collection in north Devon. It was made in 1981 or 82 by Nigel Semmens and has the look of the time - short, wide, twin fin and channels, double hips and beautifully finished with stylish graphics. These were the sort of boards which built on Ocean Magic's reputation to make them possibly the most successful label in 80s England. Added to this came Nigel's contest prowess on his boards, with many victories including British and European champion, plus a strong team of mainly Newquay based riders.

This board has quite an unusual sharks mouth spray and looks like it spent some time in Jersey.

Nigel 1978, the classic Semmens cutback- body low, arm high, plenty of speed and power to work that twin fin back into the pocket.

Nigel at Fistral 1984 .These photos by Alex Williams.

OM team rider Grishka Roberts, fistral '81. Photo by Geoff Tydeman

1 comment:

  1. I love your vintage surf board collection! your blog rules!