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

Sunday, 27 May 2012

beautiful Conways

 You hear about how artful John Conway's boards were in the early 70s, but usually only see the more plain boards come up for sale. So here's a couple of gems made by John around '72 , both using the coloured resin drag technique taught to him by Mick Jackman when they worked at Bickers.
This board below has been owned from new (1973) by Ste's dad, and only surfed a handful of times. It has lived in the attic for 20 years.  Its a beautifully crafted 6'2, and looks very surfable too, plenty of width, and Greenough inspired slim fin. Raspberry ripple resin ...yum.
Ste's dad in the 80s

John in 1972.
Some more great resin work on this similar Conway shape probably made in the same year. Quite adventurous colour mix which could have gone horribly wrong but JC has pulled it off. The fin is unusually far back but this could have been a bad repair. This board belongs to Darren .

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