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

Monday, 1 October 2012

60s stuff

1965/6 Bickers longboard ,( not for sale). Has a modified fin, would have been a d-fin originally.
60s English style at the beach
Hayling Island 1965/66 , Bill Davies and Bob Rudland , photo Tony Cope

Bilbo s deck sideslipper on Tony's Austin 1100 , 1973.
Jack o'Neill with d fin and Jaguar xk120
Irish and open surfing championships, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal 1969 attracted surfers from England including Rod Sumpter and Tony Cope, who shared a room at the Sands house hotel below (with the competitors cars parked outside ).

Rod Sumpter during the '69 Irish contest in storm surf
Rod Sumpter on the pro shaping team for Design 1 surfboards. Rod shaped his in New York.
60s surfer/ board maker Bob Rudland with 1970 singlefin and 1965 'Wavemaster' paipo made by him
The Taunton Boys : A gang of surf-mad friends who used to camp every WE at Lobb Fields site ( Saunton ).
The photo is dated Aug 1967. L - R : Mike Eastick ( it`s his photo ), Mervyn BEARD ( Later to form Chapter Surfboards ), John Baxter & son, Peter Evans. ( Merv was working for Woolaway Homes with his mate Flipper Stacy at the time.) The car looks like a Triumph Herald estate.
Mike Eastick`s boards : looks like there`s a seam around the rails of the top board, so prob. a Bilbo Popout ?
Below we think is a Powers board - Mike says he had one at around this date. Lobb campsite again.
Alan Kift`s 1965 photo of Clinton `Fitz` Fitzgerald` on his shoulders at the SLSA championships.
Fitz went on to set up Surfboards Inc., then Westcoast Surfboards in the late 60`s.
stylin surf wagon

Harry Standbury mal, 1963 made in Plymouth by Roger Harry and Mark Standbury . Sold through Dingles of Plymouth department store. Rare find by Alex Williams.
Eddie Rehorne`s board shorts : bought he says late 60`s. Hang Ten label, but made under license in Newquay.
Mike Eastick`s badge : which he got for competing in the 1966 SLSA Surfing Championships in Newquay. The newly formed BSA also held their own championships, the war between the two to control surfing went on for a few years before BSA won.......... after which all claims to the GB or European surfing champs by SLSA were dropped. Thanks to Tony Cope for supplying photos.

Vintage surf stash somewhere in the south east...


  1. blimey............. someone has hit gold!!!!!!!!!

  2. looks like christmas (in my dreams)

  3. It is actually one of the worlds finest collection of antique ironing boards