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

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

early 80s Tris

Michelle emailed with a story of this Tris by Hillsey made in around 1983 -

''found this vintage tris in Camborne, it has been propped up against a bedroom wall for about 15 -20 years as the original owner moved to Kenya. It is in mint condition with just a few pressure dents it also has the original cosmic leash still on it which was made in penzance which i will have to replace before taking it out. as far as i can gather it was made in 1982. ''

So for 15-20 years this classic sat in a timewarp in Camborne. Luckily its prospects have improved and it now has a loving owner. All that time without use has kept it in amazing condition and kept the neon spry job bright and fresh. I'm loving the early 80s computer type vanishing point graphics. Its a nice shape too with small swallow tail and 2 or 3 fin set up; shaped by Mark Hills who was the main Tris shaper in the early 80s and co-owner.It was made in Redruth, not a million miles away from Camborne.


Pete Jones 1982.

Teeps in 1983. He was the Tris sprayer from the late 70s - early 80s. Photos Alex Williams.

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