We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Thursday, 30 April 2015

skateboarding in '65

 These great images were taken in New York by Bill Eppridge for a Life magazine article in 1965. Around this time skateboarding was starting to take off in the UK too, initially with American boards like Hobie. Back then skateboarding was a brand new sport, something for surfers to do when the surf was flat , or otherwise a craze for the kids. Like surfing it has lasted through the decades and is for all ages , not just the kids.

 'The skateboard is the most exhilarating and dangerous joyriding device this side of the hot rod . The effect of having stepped on a banana peel while dashing down the back stairs'  Life magazine 1965

Thanks to Sean

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