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

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

surf meet at Braunton photos

Great surf meet again on sunday, lots of new stuff to see .Thanks to everyone who took part ,the boards all looked amazing, and special thanks to those who took the effort to write a bit about the boards so joe public knew what they were looking at. Any grass verges were quickly snapped up so only the latecomers had to set up on tarmac, but there were no dings that I know of. Was good to look round the museum at last, thanks to Pete and the museum for hosting us and we'll hopefully back  again same time next year.
 Aussie Damion - - was over from California and looking for something British to take home. This McCoy was too much like coals to Newcastle .
 The 60s beach boys - Alan Kift (north Devon surf pack leader in the 60s ), Tony Cope (Westcoast surfboards and blog contributor), Bing Copeland (Bing surfboards USA) ,Alan Brooks (Chapter surfboards 70s) and Bob Powers (Powers surfboards 60s) all holding a Powers longboard.

 Phil Jay checking out one of his early 70s boards

 Alex, Paul and Tony

 The man with the beard - Shaun with those Bickers

 Aussies stick together -Damion and Pete

 One of Alex's recent finds ,a 1962 Harry Stanbury mal made in Plymouth !

 Phil Jay again. He shaped the board 40 years ago in London, a stones throw from the Putney bridge ! In a mews called Weimar st , in an old and large stable block, now demolished . Phil also had shapers John Hall and Kevin Cross (pre Creamed Honey) working for him in the early 70s.
 Rare Space Gypsy with nice spray

 The loudest car on the lot

 Freedom by Bobby Male, the loudest board on the lot

 Ryan and collection
 Spoon love

 Has anyone heard of Clan surfboards ? a rare Scottish label !?

 Bing twin fin early 70s


  1. if you cant tie knots tie lots19 September 2012 at 00:02

    Good to see Roger Robinson wheeling and dealing !
    the mystery rolls on.

  2. Can we have a close up of the man with the pink beard please

  3. yes Roger popped over between heavy drinking sessions, sold some stuff, got some beer money then went off again !
    Does a close up of the man with the beard exist ? His friendly featues are etched in our memories so no need for a photo.