Monday, 4 April 2016
Martin Richard surfboards was Martin Geary's first label, based in Newquay and producing from '67 - 69 or 70. For some reason Martin Richard shut down then, or mabye he just went off travelling . He then worked for Bilbo for a couple of years, and in the 70s shaped for his Outer Limits label and also Piran surfboards Perranporth.
The other board is more 'British' - wider, longer and more forgiving, an easier board to ride in all conditions. It is a great shape, not a lot of thickness to it, super flat deck and slightly hully bottom. Both boards have Bilbo fins , their first generations of box fin. The white one is a flexy in nylon plastic. The board is stringerless , and has a deck patch of extra cloth quite high up which I presume was for knee paddling.