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, 11 December 2012

Saved from the landfill

Heres a couple of nice old boards, which shockingly had been thrown away ! but were saved before they reached their premature grave. This one was bought from a tip in north Devon, given some tlc by Roger R and is now in Paul's collection. Its a Freedom made in Jersey in the mid 70s by European champion Bobby Male , a shaper of some great boards. This one looks really clean, 6'8 with original fin. Far too good to chuck out !!

 Bobby Male, anchor point late 1970s

Jersey surfers, mid 60s, Bobby is seated far left
Pierre in France, with the help of his sniffer dogs, found this board in his local trash ! Made in Cornwall in the late 80s its a Local Hero by Graeme Bunt with classic logos and colours of the era. Looks in pretty good condition apart from the missing fin / no uv damage , still bright and light.
Thanks to Paul and Pierre. Keep em peeled -  you never know what you might find next !


    keep searchin' ROG,think of all those bickers and other little rarities that are buried deep.

  2. Well maybe a dirty length of spine.

  3. Those Pictures of Bobby Surfing are my images. I used to work alongside Bob at Freedom in those days,he was indeed a Great Shaper.Steve was making by far the Best Boards in Europe at the Time in my opinion!! I think Steves work in those days and even now are well underrated. Maybe an indepth interview with Steve is long Overdue. He has to be one of the most experienced Shapers in Europe, and with the trend of so called retro boards in Mode, Im surprised people arent knocking his door down!! They Should Be , Great Surfer, great Surfer, Great Bloke.
    Peter Le Breuilly

  4. hi Peter yes we're big fans of Freedom here, and especially Steve and Bobby's shapes. Steve wrote some stuff for the blog a couple of years back, its on here somewhere ! cheers Al.
    great photos by the way.