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, 29 November 2011

John Conway singlefin

A sought after classic, early 70s John Conway from Henry's collection. Apart from making boards John is best known for starting Wavelength, the UK's longest running surf mag , taking loads of classic surf images which is now the Wavelength archive, and for bringing surfing professionalism into the UK through the world tour events held at fistral in the early 80s.

After an apprenticeship at Bickers through the mid 60s he started shaping under his own label at the end of the 60s and soon got a reputation as a quality maker. This classic rounded pin is from the early 70s shaped in Newquay. The unusual logo placement is a sign of John's different and creative approach to boardmaking. The purple bottom is not original but still looks nice with the green and red pinlines , and like Henry says its a part of the boards history and worth keeping as it is.



John with ale 1981

1 comment:

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