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, 1 November 2012

board for sale

Rare c.1961 Hobie longboard for sale. Its being sold by Tom on behalf of his uncle who bought the board from new - ''I spent some time in the early 60's in Hawaii and sought out Hobie Alter's workshop. He was building boards for the bigger Hawaiian surf. I got carried away a bit by ambition and bought one he was making. Tom, Both Jane and I used to use them down in Cornwall and they performed beautifully''.
'' probably a 1960 or early ‘61 based on the fin. Beautiful board in what appears to be great condition (the water on the board in the pics threw me). Value probably in the $1,500 +/- range. They built a TON of boards in this period, but this was a custom with the upgraded fin and deck patterns. Less than 2% have survived in the condition of your board. '' Mark Christy , president Hobie sports USA .

So a great and historic board which has been in dry storage for decades . It is in the Bristol area, price £950 , email . The dark brown on rails and fin may well be a later addition.


  1. I like the surftech after years of nursing pu boards the epoxy feels very durable, quite corky but in a good way. The volume definitely allows for going shorter without sacrificing paddling and wave count.
    Sold all my other longboards.....

  2. I’m a biginner. I want a longbord good for a bit of downhill ,cruising and landing a trick or 2. I was thinking the sector 9 peru. Anye adwise