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Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Some boards survive better than others

 I was stoked to hear from Paulo in Portugal , who wrote that he has the very same Freedom pictured above in the classic 70s photo with Steve Harewood . I've always loved this board and wondered if it was still around ; however I was a little gutted to see Paulo's photos of what it looks like now ! See below.
Paulo was given it by a friend 20 years ago, so it has been in Portugal a long time . With a hell of a lot of sun and water damage, Paulo asks is it worth restoring ? Its debateable !




 Luckily I was able to buy this 6'6 Freedom around 10 years ago, a sister board to the one above, and possibly even the one behind Steve in the photo. Although its been surfed quite a lot, its still almost as good as new and one of my favourites. Its amazing how different boards' fates can be !!


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