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

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The long and the short

 This Carwyn Williams is a result of a recent swap for my Tig semi gun. The Tig was hard to let go of but I have always wanted one of these Carwyn boards because when I started surfing he was the main man, getting cover shots on the surf mags and even on the world tour !
This board is a few years before that though , made in 1984 by Craig Hughes, with Carwyn's personal decal and also his sponser Alder . It also has the t&c style decal for Underground Tube Line  Exeter. Alder back in the 80s were main sponsers of some of the best British surfers (most of which went round in very tight Alder shorts)  . Below are Alder team riders Richard Carter, Mike Raven, and Carwyn Williams lurking in the background. My new board is stood up next to Carwyn.
1984 from Surf Scene magazine
Were these three boards all part of Carwyn's quiver or were they a Carwyn model available to the public ?
They are based on Carwyn's title winning board from 1983 see below. The board is 5'7 x 21 inches, small but with loads of width to perform well on your average contest conditions.

Below - Carwyn talks about his earlier surfing days

Soul Minds - Carwyn Williams from Cosmic Children on Vimeo.
and in  the next vid below he shows us round his pad in France, where you can see his old trophies and boards , and a few other classic things ! Watch from 22 mins 40 .

EpicTV Weekly 11 - Next Level Surf Porn, EpicTV Cribs: Carwyn Williams, A Surfboard You'll Never Own, Surf Editor Dave Mailman from EpicTVAdventure on Vimeo.

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