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

Tuesday 31 July 2012

George Harrison's surf duel

The Americans cashing in on all things Beatles in the 60s; dodgy accents, dodgy surfing...........enjoy

Monday 30 July 2012

Kaiki surfboards singlefin late 60s

 Kaiki is one of those lost British labels which had a short life, not much recorded history and is a bit of a mystery now. The only record of their existence I've found is this advert in a 1969 British Surfer mag, made by the dubious company 'north coast plastics' and with an address in Barnes, London. Where the board was actually made and sold I dont know; this one was bought in Newquay in the early 70s 2nd hand. Looking at the reg. sticker it was being surfed in Newquay in 1970, so may have been sold there originally. The board is a transitional s-deck , rolled bottom with 50/50 rails and scooped deck at the nose. 7ft 3 x 21 3/4 , it was pink originally, a bit tanned now. Nice slim fin. If you made these boards get in touch.

p.s. if you've emailed me recently and haven't got an answer my email has been down since thurs, will hopefully get it back in a couple of days !

Thursday 26 July 2012

summer waves

hope everyone got in for a few surfs this week. Its been a south west surfers summer dream - blue skies, waves (ok it could have been bigger ) and tanned bodies on the beach. Perfectly summed up by this John Conway shot for the contents page of Wavelength no 2 , all those years back in 1982. Some dreams don't change with age.

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Plymouth museum - 'Endless summer' show

 This history of British surfing show in one of Plymouth museum's large art gallery spaces is a great mix of old boards, mags and memorabilia , with projections of some of John Adams' old films and some contemporary surf related art. If you're reading this blog you'll love it so go along , its on till september.
 Rob from the museum opens the show
 Alex , one of the main contributors along with the surfing museum ; with Tess

 Ted Deerhurst personal rider in Hawaii late70s/early 80s

 Painting by Kurt Jackson, wetsuits attached
 Mag wall with Chris Power and Jed Stone
 Steve Daniel with his first board, lost for years, found under a house and restored for his surprise birthday pressie !

 Tyson Greenaway, Porthtowan late 90s, photo by Alex.

Sunday 22 July 2012

car booty

 Nice find at the car boot sale this morning. Late 70's singlefin by Aussie legend Geoff McCoy , 6 ft x 20 1/4. Really nice light board with deep resin tints. Worth getting up early for.
I've been surfing one of his nuggets for a few years so its nice to find an old one.

Surf meet vid

Thanks to Lewis for making this little surf meet vid. Yes there were one or two classics there...

Thursday 19 July 2012

1970s surfing in East Anglia

Thanks to Neil Watson for putting this film together, rare surviving footage of surfing in the south east in the 70s. As Neil says- 'a clip from the video Grey Juice, based on cine film shot during the heyday of Lowestoft surf club ,when we made surfboards, wetsuits, magazines and lasting friendships.'

Wednesday 18 July 2012

My photos from the surf meet - a great day !

 20 boards in the van !
 Surf meet t-shirt

 Jim's Karmann ghia and Graham Nile

 Rob Hendy with a Hendy and Harber he shaped in 1969
 Gee's HB's ,Cheyne Horan and Derek Hynd
 Paul's corner
 Anyone know about 'Swift sticks '?

 Henry's inflatable

 Alex with a favourite Circle One
 Where does Jay find all thsese boards from ??

 happy meeters
 Bickers and acres of Creamed Honeys

 Chris Jones and one of his 80s shapes

 A rare pair of Atlantics St Ives
Sean's skateboards