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

Friday, 11 October 2013

Chops Lascalles

The British surfing community as a whole is very saddened to hear about the passing away of Pete Chops Lascalles , a great friend and influence to many . Big names and characters in the surfing world like Pete you expect to be around for ever ; and although his loss will leave a big hole in the St Agnes community his legacy will live on. People like Chops are not forgotten.

Steve England has written a piece about his friend Chops - here
 Above - Chops in 1981 and below in 1980 , photos by Alex Williams.

                           Chops with one of his Tris shapes, 1978
 Chops was a really good shaper and his shapes for Tris surfboards are amongst the most sought after  1970s UK boards. They look great and surf great and will be cherished for many years to come. Here are a beautiful pair made by him in '79 and '81.

Paddle out for Chops at St Agnes, 26 October. photo Sarah Bunt


  1. The shot from France of Chops getting barrelled was taken when the worlds where on in "80" this bank just started rattling off there where only two guys making the the Barrels Tom Curren and Chops Both Champions and legends....