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

Sunday 21 February 2016

Wave starved Bilbos

Here are a couple of Bilbos which havent seen the sea in a long time . Firstly this nice transitional 8 footer purchased 2nd hand in 1973. Later in its life it seems to have been bolted to something, mabye a wall ? Hence the holes drilled down the deck. The board is a classic v bottom, with large fin (which would have been longer originally) and some nice cloth inlays . Great cut up logo too. The board is stringerless and would have been lightweight and loose when new, compared to previous longboards. Made in late '67 or '68.

This old log has been sitting in the barn of an old Cornish stately home since the 70s. The home is actually a stunning Jacobean manor house built in the 1630s , not far from Newquay. Made around 1965-66, with the first Bilbo logo, no shapers name, its 9'8 long with double stringers and uses blue , yellow and white foam. A classy board in its day. Its showing its age now but is still a very interesting board from the first years of Bilbo surfboards in Newquay.