1968, Biarritz, photo by Craig McGillivary. Billy Hamilton checks Nat Young in the pages of Surfer mag while the crew wait for waves. Nice looking boards.
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Stephane, our vintage board man in France, went to Lacanau for the opening of the new workshop of Gerard Depeyris, shaper since 1978. There were some old boards on show, including this Cheyne Horan personal board. This is a bit of a mystery since it has no markings or signature, but it is similar to the boards Terry Fitzgerald shaped for Cheyne in the early - mid 80s. I think the star fin was an original too, so a great condition board.
Cheyne, photo Chris Stroh
Also there was this lovely Hot Stuff, shaped in the UK by Martin Wright -' the Wright design' logo gives it away. These Hot Stuffs were popular over here, a good chance for the local groms to emulate their hero Rabbit Bartholomew ! Hardly any have survived as well as this one though.
Another nice British board was this Circle One, made by guest shaper and Aussie legend Peter Drouyn , a very interesting shaper in his day. Peter was over here working for Jeff Townsley in Crediton in 1979.