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

Friday, 4 July 2014

Freedom's Family surfboards

I had been trying to figure out who made these Freedom's Family boards , and saw Andy's photos of this twin fin one at his surf swap last week . If you look closely the clue is there between the fins - 'Jay surfboards , London ' . So Freedom's family was yet another of Phil Jay's labels , shaped in London between around 1971 through to '73 or '74 . Phil's other labels include Kaiki (I think) , Phil Jay, Jay surfboards, Country surfboards and Pure Juice.
 photos by Andy Ydna
Ads from British Surfer no. 6 , 1971 . Above the Freedom's family one is pretty obvious, should have worked it out sooner !

Other Freedom's family boards , which use Bilbo fin systems


  1. And more than a passing nod to Rick Griffin's typography!

  2. Hopefully the the man himself may get in contact with Al. I seem to remember he was at the Braunton Vintage Surfboard Meet.

  3. Im not sure if he reads the blog ? Would be good to get an interview with him sometime