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, 19 May 2015

Petticoat magazine 1966 surfing edition

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

Thursday, 7 May 2015

A classic 50s travel poster by Harry Riley showing the kids ready to hit the surf at Woolacombe
and around the same time in Newquay here's some girls flexing up for a slide on their bellyboards