Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2018 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, 25 November 2011

Celtic surfboards

Celtic is one of those short lived labels which has been forgotten about over the years - this is the first one I've seen. It belongs to Chris Jones and has hung around his factory for a few years, and he still can't find anything out about Celtic. Judging from the shape it was made between '69 and '73, and from the name made in Wales or Ireland , although it could easily be any part of the UK's surfing communities. Its strange that the logos are upside down .
If anyone remembers anything about Celtic or you made this board yourself - leave a comment or send me an email.

Thanks to Tony Cope who has come up with some info on the maker of Celtic boards, who was from New Zealand, having been friends with him back in the late 60s/ early 70s around Woolacombe. -
'You can now publish to the world that the Kiwi was Roger Lyndon, from Piha, NZ, who became a beachguard in Wooly in 1969, sanded boards for Fitz at night, learned to glass & shape a few during that season, and carried on making them in the same premises ( old wooden stables in South St. ) after Fitz emigrated to SA in 1970. He used up the remaining Westcoast logos, then went on to Celtic, as far as I know.
He was back in Piha by `76 - there`s stuff online - also he`s in a video called something like ` the guys on the point` about the early days of surfing on the west coast of north island, NZ.'

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