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

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Ocean Magic stinger

Ocean Magic made quite a few stingers in the mid-late 70s, and Paul's one by Pete McAllum must be one of the best survivors, in virtually unused condition. When Nigel Semmens was 18 he took a trip to Hawaii, and came back with a Ben Aipa stinger shaped specially for him. Templates were taken and the design was adapted to British waves. This board probably dates to around 1977, built for the more powerful waves and reefs. Paul spotted it on a south coast surf shop 2nd hand rack a couple of years ago - a nice find! Its 7'2 x 19 x 2 3/4. Got a couple of classic stickers ,a BSA 1980 and a' Hot Streak 'surfleash - strap one on !

OM crew Pete and Nigel (looking casual) 1980
Nigel at leven '78/'79

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