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

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Jason at the Roadshow

Well done Jason, great to see the boards and a good interview - you have educated the nation on UK surf history - and mabye not surprisingly the blog has had its most daily hits today at 480 and counting, mostly after 8pm.If you missed the show check it out here:

Check out Antiques Roadshow tomorrow night (sunday) at 7.30 pm BBC1 as Jason and his board collection is on. I confess to being a watcher of this programme as I love old art and furniture - although porcelain and jewellery really isnt my bag. In all the years that I've watched there has never been anything remotely close to a surfboard so tomorrow night should be a mark of recognition that vintage boards matter ! and are a part of the cultural heritage of these fair isles.
How poetic.

'Hi Al, well I've made the final cut for the 'Antiques Roadshow'! The letter arrived today and my big day will be shown this Sunday (8th Jan), Its been that long since it was filmed I can't remember what I said, but I was nervous as so please forgiven me if I said anything kook like!! They asked me if Newquay was still the hubb for British surfing, I said yes, well I was hardly going to say ' Well I prefer Woolacombe', I would have been hung,drawn and quartered outside the 'Red Barn' by the 'Boardriders' for that!

Something you don't realise while watching the 'Antiques Roadshow' is that most of the people who stand around listening while you are being interviewed can't actually hear what is being said! So if you look to the left of me and Hillary(first name terms) you will see my very bored looking partner Lisa and her mom Sue. Having said that everytime I start talking to Lisa about vintage surfboards her eyes glaze over.

I have blanked my address on the pics of the letter because I was talking to some one the other day who's nan had been on the 'Antiques Roadshow' and her house was broken into and set on fire the night the show went out. WHAT? ARRRRRRRRRRRH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

It was a great experience and I hope everybody enjoys seeing my much loved collection of vintage surfboards, I hope to pass them to my son when he is older, he is six years old and has just starting bodyboarding, so when it's time for him to inherit the collection he will probaly sell the lot and go on an 'Endless Summer', and who can blame him, I would!!!



  1. Will tune in. Will the old people who watch the show even know what a surfboards is ?

  2. Hi
    Just been watching AR and seen the slot mentioned above.
    I'm back in Cornwall after nearly 10 years in Sydney and am interested to meet other serious collectors and get involved in some events. My collection consists of around 40 boards primarily from Oz and topped off with some Hawaiian and British boards. I have some very rare stuff and was well into the excellent scene on Sydney's Northern Beaches. My specific interests are late sixties to late seventies and the rarer or quirkier the better. Am happy to share photos and details with any one interested and make boards available for viewing if interested. I'm currently based in SE Cornwall.
    Well done on the AR show, nice to see some classic and good condition British boards.

  3. Nice to see surf boards covered on Antiques Road Show! Jo Halesowen, West Midlands

  4. good old antiques roadshow,been watching for over 25 yrs, and last nights was a good one, that should bring a few more out from the garages ,and i think the value of my collection has just doubled,