We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Monday, 27 January 2014

Carwyn Williams model by Nigel Semmens

Thanks to Lauren for sending in these photos of her Carwyn board, which she bought ten years ago, covered in so much dirt she couldnt even see the make of it. Its come up nice with a bit of tlc.
This was a surprise to me, since I was expecting it to be made by Carwyn's regular shaper Craig Hughes , but this one is signed Nigel Semmens ! It has Carwyn's laminates, an airbrushed Alder logo and copies the spray of Carwyn's favoured board of the time , as does the 2 1/2 fin set up .
I can't confirm it was Carwyn's personal board and havent seen this one in any of his old photos so I presume its a Carwyn Alder model (numbered no. 2 by Nigel) , similar to the one on the blog last month.

Carwyn's preferred 2 1/2 fin set up from around 1983
This is an earlier Semmens decal . No mention of Ocean Magic on the board.

Carwyn early 80s
Classic shots of him in France by Alex Williams, from Surf Scene 1989

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