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 .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Hot Stuff singlefin

This is a cool early 80s Hot Stuff singlefin, 5'10 and probably made in Newquay. These Hot Stuffs were mainly shaped by Chops or Martin Wright and artwork done by Andy Cranston. The board was found by Stephane in Brittany, a long way from his home in Biarritz; this is his third British Hot Stuff - all found in France ! I don't see too many of these over in England so Stephane is doing really well in finding them, and all great condition too.
As you probably know Hot Stuff was from Australia, with top team riders Rabbit Bartholomew, Kong and Chappy .Tad Ciastula got the licence to shape them over here and sold quite a few - mainly because Rabbit was so popular when he came over to surf in the early 80s Fistral comps.


This board has a classic spray and nice glassed in rainbow fin ; signed B524 175cm . Thanks to Stephane for the photos. Stephane takes part in the Vintage surf club France's meets which can be seen at http://vintagesurfclub.blogspot.com/











1981. I saw Chops out in the surf today near Hayle .On a board shaped like a woman.








Rabbit 1980













Rabbit, Shaun and MR in the 1977 masterpiece Freeride.

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