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

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Williams of St Ives longboard

 This nice Williams longboard is very apt for its new owner - Alex Williams.
Alex acquired it when someone walked into the Truro museum exhibition and and said he had a local board for sale.
The board was made around 1967 by the Williams brothers James and Peter , and was sold through Keith Slocombe's surf shop in St Ives the Surfers Store . This is a slightly later board than the other Williams featured on the blog and has simple text logo with no artwork. This was possibly one of the last boards the Williams brothers made as there dont seem to be any ? entering the shortboard revolution of 67/68 onwards. Charles Williams and his Atlantic surfboards had this covered though.
 This board actually looks a really nice pig shape, very surfable and nicely foiled fin. The yellow bottom and black stripe arent original, but still look good. A good score Mr Williams.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Good old eBay is still one of the best places to look for second-hand longboard. Especially the German and Spanish versions of eBay have a great supply of high quality longboards. The British website Extreme Sports Trader is a sort of Craigslist for extreme sports. You can also find some great deals here. Lastly, you could also check out specialized longboard forums.