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 .
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Friday, 24 May 2013

More boards found in France

 Stephane from Biarritz must be either the luckiest or the most hard working board collector in France because he keeps finding lots of nice boards over there , and they are mainly made in the UK. Here are two most recent finds, sleek 70s shapes , beautiful boards which would have gunned along classic French waves.
Stephane has now found 20 vintage UK boards in France , and his UK collection has grown bigger than his French board collection.
 This is an early 70s Freedom from Jersey , signed 'Steve Harewood 212 cm '. Beautiful wood and white resin fin placed far back on the slim tail . Apparently this board was on display in the Freedom surf shop in Biarritz, and was sold on when the shop closed down in the mid 80s. Good find Stephane.




1971 Freedom ad
 This is another gunny shape, an early to mid 70s Tiki 7'11, with later leash plug. No signature but maybe by John Hall or Tim Heyland. Stephane got this 'cheap' from a guy in Brittany who was selling it on behalf of his neighbour, an Englishman who was returning to live in England.  Classic logo.
Stephane is planning to make it to the surf meet in Newquay, and will probably be the furthest travelled collector. At the last meet that title went to Damion from Boardcollector.com who was over from the US.


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