Vintage Surf meet 2019 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2019 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 20 September 2012

Early Tris Cokes

This must be one of the first boards Tris made, probably around 1970 when he was in his teens around Porthtowan . Nice bird logo painted on tissue paper by one of Tris' friends, pretty large so its done well not to delam. The board is a classic 1970ish s-deck design which labels like Bilbo were producing in big numbers at the time, its 6'6 x 22 inches so pretty floaty. As you can see its had a hard life and is looking a lot happier since Ryan got it restored and made watertight. Tris went on to produce one of our most successful and best loved labels of the 70s so its good to see this rare example of where it all started.

Tris at Porthtowan with early twin fin, 1971
Tris surfboards better known logo , 1973 - 1979

1973 Surf insight magazine

1 comment:

  1. Good to see the old boards , made some good windsurfers too , with the French curves !