Vintage surf meet this september plus board auction
We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email email@example.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines . Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Freedom singlefin by Steve Harewood
I've long been a fan of Freedoms, and here's another lovely one which would be a very nice rider. Its 6'6 x 20 inches ; nice width for a pintail, not too narrow so would go well in our waves, and its also not too thick, probably 2 3/4 . The deck is very flat with hardly any hint of rocker, and the volume goes out right to the rails. Just looking at it I know its going to be fun, and the dark grey tint matches my shed ! It was made around 1973 ? although I havent quite pinned down when this logo was used until. Its one of my favourite logos of the 70s though and was probably '73.
Steve Harewood 1972 outside the state of the art Freedom factory . This is Steve's personal board back then, the Quicksilver model , 6'6 x 19 1/2 .
Freedom range from 1972 . The Quicksilver looks very similar to my board.
Interview about Freedom surfboards with Steve, from Surf Insight mag 1972