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

Monday, 10 June 2013

Yesterday's surf meet -

 Newquay delivered the goods again yesterday with another classic Surf Meet in sunny weather which gave the traditional sunburnt nose. The surf wasnt quite big enough to have the vintage board session we all wanted, but the vibe was as ever amazing, the turnout was great too with a couple of hundred boards and some beautiful classic vehicles all glistening in the sun. A big thank you to everyone who took part - I know doing the meet takes time and effort and in some cases considerable expense - but you all make it a very special day and keep surf history alive and accesible to the public !
Photos by Gavin (Finshack) , Gee, Jim, Jason , Matthew (Atlantic Supply co.) and Rob
 Nick Radford's poster proved popular. I have ten left , email me if you want one.
 Gee's Thrusters bedded down
 Gavin's Porsche 912 and Jim's Karmann Ghia
Henry ,Pete and Ryan
Some of Shaun's prized singlefins, Ted Deerhurst, Jolly Good and Phil Jay
Henry's rare Wilderness
Stuart's classic Ford pickup

Mr Bilbo's Bilbo collection
 Simon's Lancia Fulvia. Not the most obvious surf wagon but he still fitted a load of boards in it !

 Chris' 1951 truck, suitably signwritten for the day

 A mass of beautiful boards, with one of Rod Sumpter's personal longboards (not an early one)
Boards for sale
911 in 70's brown
Ryan's John Conway twin fin

Gee's Ferris Bueller moment
 Myles' boards including his Tris kneeboard
 Cheyne Horan by Chris Jones


  1. Looks great, so sorry I could not go ! Was Rod`s UJ board of interest, although it`s not original ? As it`s his you would imagine there would be a lot of excitement over it .....

  2. It was very interesting to see it; as it was more recent there was less talk about it than if it had been a 60s one obviously. Good to have it and Rod there though.
    I did talk to a guy who owned Rod's Union Jack Bilbo until 1971 when he traded it in for a singlefin shaped by Graham Nile on the Horizon label.
    He kind of regrets letting go of the Bilbo now ! but still has the Nile.