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

Friday, 13 July 2012

the Surf Meet is on !

Looking forward to tommorow's surf meet. The weather isnt the heatwave of last year I'm afraid but it looks clear in the morning with some light showers coming in by lunch time - classic British summer weather. Not enough to dampen our enthusiasm though so see you there.
If you're wondering what the meet is all about  here's a write up on it-

Following on from last years' succesful event, the 2nd Vintage Surf Meet will take place at Lusty Glaze in Newquay on saturday 14 th july , 10.00am - 1.30pm

 This could be the UK's largest get together of vintage surfboards from private collections, with an estimated 100 + boards expected. They will map the evolution of surfing in Britain, from the wooden bellyboards of the 30s, 40s and 50s to the first fibreglass longboards of the 60s. Then the transition to experimental 6ft singlefins and twin fins at the end of the 60s. Then through the artful tints and logos of the 70s and into another time of change, the 80s , which heralded neon twin fins to quads to thrusters and more.
There will be notable boards by legendary UK surfer/ shapers Rod Sumpter, Chris Jones, John Conway, Nigel Semmens,Tigger Newling , Roger Cooper, Tris Cokes, Chops Lascalles, Steve Harewood, Tim Heyland and many more.
A rare chance to see beautiful boards which are usually tucked away out of view in private collections.
The boards will be predominantly collectors favourites for show, although there will also be vintage boards for sale or swap. Where better to start a collection than here where you can weigh up the board and chat to its owner . Or if you have a vintage board (pre 1990)you'd like to sell ,bring it along, plonk it down and wait for the offers. Revolver surf shop and Traditional Surfing co will be showing their vintage wares.
Lusty Glaze in Newquay are kindly providing the area for the event, which is a free event except for a small charge for parking. Exhibitors park for free. The nearby facilities including a cafe on site and bar/ cafe / restaurant by the beach will be open. Surf band the Waterboarders will be playing by the beach bar after the surf meet.( www.thewaterboarders.net )
Like last year hopefully some of the 60s/ 70s legends will turn up to see how their boards have fared.


Posters and cups printed by Gav at Traditional Surfing co.

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