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

Monday, 4 March 2013

Tiki triple stringer

 Triple stringer single fin made by Tiki in the mid to late 70s. This is most likely to be a custom made board, from their custom range which had been producing multi stringers since the early 70s. A triple stringer is more time consuming and tricky to produce so is a good sign of quality and produces a beautiful looking board when done well. The board will be slightly heavier but stronger. It has unusual cut-aways at the tail which follow the lines of the side stringers and make a pretty unique looking tail.
The board has survived amazingly well, partly due I'm sure to its original cloth board bag . Even the board bag is in good condition ; usually these have gone manky and stinky through generations of sea water, dirt and old wax. Thanks to Henry for the photos ,this is quite a special Tiki.






 Tiki ad 1972

From Surf magazine 1978. Theres a similar triple stringer on the rack.


4 comments:

  1. did this come from hayling island (via an ebay auction that ended early)? if so i can fill in a bit of history about it.

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  3. Every body know the history of Hayling island. Its a great place.



    www.thecoastal-life.com/

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  4. hey Gavin I think it is the same board, it would be great to know some of its history

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