Vintage Surf meet 2019 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2019 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

Friday, 27 June 2014

Vitamin Sea Cheyne Horan model by CJ

Here's a classic Cheyne Horan model 5'8 which Gee has just picked up off Andy . It is an early one , no.4 made, and very similar to my no.2 , both probably made in late 1981.
Cheyne was riding a similar looking board at the Gul - Alder pro am that summer in Newquay ( where he came 1st = with Rabbit) so Chris Jones would have had first hand experience of the shape and design and may have taken direct measurements from it . Chris' boss Tad Ciastula set up the Cheyne Horan model deal with Cheyne probably during the contest period in summer '81 . Chris was the main Vit Sea shaper making the Cheyne models , producing around 60 of them from 1981 to 83. As time went on the sprays got more radical, mirroring Cheyne's personal boards , and although some of CJ's were singlefins  most were twin fins.

 1981 photo by Alex Williams of Cheyne at Fistral

photos by Gee and Andy

my Cheyne model no 2

 Gee's stunning Cheyne trio - Geoff McCoy Lazor zap , Cheyne's personal board shaped by Terry Fitzgerald with original fin , and the Vitamin Sea Cheyne model

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