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

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Bill Bailey longboard

 The Surfing Museum had a hell of a score this week when it was donated a very rare and important Bill Bailey longboard. Made in Newquay around 1963 or 64, this predates Bilbo, and along with Bob Head's Friendly Bear longboards are the earliest logo'd Malibu's made in Newquay . I have never seen one of these early boards of Bill's before, and never knew if they had a logo or how professional his output was, but on seeing this board I can see he was producing good quality shapes.Theres quite a lot of bleed on the red stripes so have they been repainted since or was the board finished in a rush ?  I have yet to see a Friendly Bear ...
 The guy who donated the board
 Bill, and below with Doug Wilson.

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