Newquay vintage surf meet coming soon ....

Newquay vintage surf meet coming soon ....
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

Saturday, 22 December 2012

happy christmas

Happy christmas everyone ! Thanks to all who have contributed to another great year of the blog with lots of new boards, finds and stories , and two successful surf meets ! Some real gems have been unearthed this year, and there have been some classic swells to ride them on. Heres to 2013.

17 comments:

  1. merry christmas Al.long may the quest continue!

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  2. thanks Jon, and you mate !

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  3. Dora says 'Will the 'Holy Grail' appear next year? It must out there some where, Britania Bilbo come to me' :)

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  4. Sorry guys, it was never known as Britannia , thats pure surf museum ( making it up again ), it was called the union jack board, or just the flag board . And there were a couple of them from what I remember . One ended up with a wetsuit manufacturer, the other may be in someones garage if its not landfill yet .

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  5. The union jack at Gul isnt a real sumpter one.

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    1. The real ones have no white strip round the rails, they are all blue with the red and white stripes top and bottom meeting at the rails.

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  6. I Bet if its out there Roger Robinson will open the lost tomb , give it a good polish and donate it to the museum.

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  7. P.s if i find it ,Seaman Staines can have it for his collection.

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  8. thank you

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  9. Well wasp up arse or pin in eyes comes to mind, if the Britania or union(?) comes out of the woodwork i prey it lands in the lap of some one who isn't trying to make money out of vintage. Dora Lives!!!!!!!!

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    1. Britannia was the name Design 1, or Aqua-Jet, gave to the Sumpter 7-6 flag board they sold by the thousands in USA around 1970. They were ALL made by a shaping machine, according to the second advert A-J published in surfer magazine .

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  10. Talking about the Holy Grail, looks like the Surfing museum has just put one up for sale , sorry not a Union Jack Board, but still well up there.

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  11. yes saw that, an almost complete set of British surfer mags - so rare ! Something I sadly cant afford, and would never sell if I had them !
    It might only take me 40 years to find them at car boot sales....

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  12. Too much ANONYMOUS going on here!!!!!!!!!

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    1. We all know who we are - and you do too, Ozzie

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  13. who is lobster lover ?

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  14. lobster lover ? pugwash ? seaman staines ? This is all sounding too much like some dodgy salty sea dogs convention

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