We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email email@example.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines . Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive
Petticoat was a British teenage girls fashion magazine . Not usually of great interest for us but in July 1966 they made a surfing edition ! Some London models trooped down to Cornwall , called into Bilbo to grab a couple of beautiful newly finished longboards and a few of the local surfers to star in the photoshoot. They did the shoot at Porth in Newquay , and the photos and words sent out the stoke surfing to teenage girls (and their boyfriends) up and down the UK. I wonder how many tried surfing after reading this.
Illustrations by Malcolm Bird
Nice Bilbo mal - with early looking fin, check the guys in their matching Bilbo team jackets
Above - nice angle on the boards
Surf speak compiled by Eve Pollard - who went on to top jobs in journalism including editor of the Sunday Express, and lots of tv appearances. She is also Claudia Winkelman's mum.
Surfers include Alan MacBride in red shorts and Dave Friar kneeling on the right