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

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Recent ebay twin fins

 There have been a couple of lovely twin fins on ebay . Firstly is this early 80s Tris, probably shaped by Hillsey , keeping a late 70s outline and a spray reminiscent of Rabbit Bartholomew's boards which he brought over to surf at the Foster's pro am. The board was upcountry and obviously hasnt been near the water for years judging by the thick layer of dust ! It should clean up a treat though, revealing channels and a nice pair of star fins. Whoever bought this has a nice board.

 And also there was this fully restored Crab Island , 5'8 x 20 , in great condition and with beautiful strong graphics. Crab Island's like this are pretty hard to find , and are also sought after because they were so lovingly made , often with intricate sprays ; plus Welsh rippers like Carwyn Williams used to ride for them.

Crab Island showroom circa '83. Photo by Alex Williams.

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