Although its not a UK board, this is in my eyes a stunner, which has been over here since 1968 or '69. Made by Klemm Bell in Victoria, Australia, probably in early 1968 its a great example of a transitional v-bottom pig - nicknamed a Stubbie in Oz - a short lived design in the evolution from longboards to shortboards in the late 60s. It was surfed around Newquay in 1969 and '70 as the registration stickers show. It has longboard style rail laps and a square of extra cloth on the deck for knee paddling. Dimensions are 8'3 x 23ins x 3 ins thick, mabye a bit more on the deep v, and a lot less on the slim rails.
Wayne did actually shape for Klemm Bell in 1971. Whether he actually shaped this is a long shot as its not signed ; but its definitely linked shape wise, and with the double logo which Lynch put on his board, thick black outline on the underside, and long raked flexfin (14 inches high !). The board is stringerless, but has a tartan ribbon under the glassing on the underside.
''The Lynchy Evolution board was a Wayne Lynch Involvment model by John Arnold surfboards in South Australia. Wayne had a close association with John Arnold in the late 60s. Like many surf crew in Torquay Wayne's earliest shaping efforts were at Fred Pyke's factory in Boston Road, Torquay. Wayne's first shaping effort carried a Pyke logo and some pretty trippy artwork by Simon Buttenshaw. In 1970 Wayne started riding some Pat Morgan keel finned boards as well as continung to refine his own shaping skills.'' Craig Baird, curator, Surfworld Museum, Torquay, Aus.
The important things in life - paisley v-bottoms and Holden surfwagons. Ad from the 1968 Bell's comp. programme, sent in by Craig Baird.The factory was run by Terry Klemm and Reg Bell, Williamstown Victoria until the factory burnt down in 1967, and relocated to Gardenvale, Melbourne. This board has Williamstown on the logo so it could have been made late'67 or mabye it was an old logo used in 68.
Chris Ash's Westcoast Wayne Lynch copy. Again a pig shape with wide tail, raked fin and thick black pinlines.