Tigger had shaped other boards for Mike (there is a 7 ft Jolly Good minigun featured a couple of years ago, made for the brothers' trips to France and Spain ) but there can't have been many boards this size. It has beautiful butterfly artwork by Tigger's then Hawaiian girlfriend Nancy Dinmore . Any of his shapes with her artwork are very sought after . Tigger had worked in Hawaii at Lightning Bolt just before coming back to Cornwall to make Jolly Goods, and this board has some classic Bolt lines.
Mike Newling at Booby's in 1975, age 14 .Photo Alex Williams
Mike surfing Rockpiles, North shore Oahu in 1989. Photo Peter 'Joli' Wilson.
Mike (green vest) and Joey Buran, 1984 Fosters surf masters at Fistral. Photo Alex Williams.