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Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A beautiful Tris

Jean -Pierre in France has recently found this lovely Tris, which has spent its whole life over there. It was originally bought in Biarritz in 1974 at the famous Jo Moraiz surf shop. Its a classic board of the era, probably made around '73 ,with the width high up the board and a long thin tail going into a diamond tail. This was a pretty common design until the swallow tail came into fashion soon after, which was a far more versatile tail design.
This Tris still has the original rubber leash fitting which is rare and nice to see. And on the underside it has a great acid wash with dripped and dragged coloured resin , a look back to the flower power and drug induced late 60s surfboard designs especially in the US. Having said this I'm sure there were still a few 'characters' hanging round the Tris factory in the early 70s. Say no more..

Thanks to Jean Pierre for the photos - its a beaut.

Acid wash John Conway from similar era, from Darrens collection. Another beauty.
Jo Moraiz surf school on the beach at Biarritz, mid 60s

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