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, 4 December 2012

Piran and Tris

Heres a couple of boards that have come in recently. Not all boards that come through my house are actually mine, and this 1981 Piran is Ryan's. It must have been one of the last singlefins Piran made; the nose is getting thinner and the tail wider. Not too sure who shaped this, probably Alan MacBride or Martin Wright, made at Perranporth. 5'9 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4. Ryan is building up quite a collection of Pirans.

This one is staying at my house, a Tris twin fin from around 1979 shaped by Chops, with his signature s shaped design on the deck. There are a nice collection of these old boards at Aggie surf shop - Chops' personal pride and joy. Its along the lines of the MR twin fin, which was copied in many variations over here in the late 70s. The board has a solid yellow pigment on the deck and deep red tint on the underside ; the passing of time doesn't diminish the vibrancy of the colours. 6'4 x 20 1/4 x 3.

Pete 'chops' Lascalles (Beach Beat surfboards) back in 1978 with a quiver of his singlefins made at Tris.

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