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

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Ocean Magic star tail

Heres a nice late 70s Ocean Magic with rare star tail. Its 6'10 x 21 , probably shaped by Pete McAllum, although unusually its not signed so could be an early Semmens shape ? I'd say it dates to around '77. The star tail is pretty unusual , dropping down to a point with curved sides, unlike a bat tail which is a lot more angular and pointy on the rails. The board has an early pictorial OM logo, very cool and unfussy silhouette of a surfer doing a top turn (worryingly missing a hand poor chap ) and folky text. The deck panel has an original resin drag in blues and whites, masked and pinlined , quite an unusual feature going over the logo  ; and a light green tint on the rest of the deck. There is a star pattern at the star tail. I think originally there was a rubber leash plug , you can see the circle where its been . In all a cool old board with some unusual features .


  1. That's looking lovely mate!
    But totally wrong in your collection! Lol
    I'd love to find a star tail I haven't seen another one!

  2. youve got too many OMs mate you dont need another one haha . Yes rare tail ive not seen another over here, there were some made in the US