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

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Skewjack singlefin by Chris Tyler

 This is a rare recent find for Alex , an early 70s singlefin made at Skewjack near Sennen by Chris Tyler. Skewjack was a notorious surf camp /hostel which I have written about here  . So far only two Skewjack boards have surfaced in recent years, so theyre pretty rare and Chris Tyler can't have shaped a lot. Whereas the other Skejack board is a 1st gen. twin fin, this one is a narrow diamond tail (1972/73) , a shape that was in fashion just before swallow tails became popular. It is signed Chris Tyler for Simon, and is approx 7ft long.

 Chris Tyler at Skewjack

 From the Skewjack early- mid 70s brochure . Another Skewjack board can be seen with the same logo and yellow rails.

Sennen lifeguards were often also surf instructors for Skewjack visitors. Here are Dave Curl, Jeremy Gilbert and Harvey Hoare , with a Bickers , Bilbo and unknown possibly another Bilbo - good summer boards.
Earlier and much larger logo, a stunning piece of artwork.
1971, from British surfer magazine

70s Sennen surf scene filmed by John Adams and Geoff De Vaney

1 comment:

  1. ha ha - this is great, look like simple fun times. Not a bad Dylan parody either!