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

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Freedom singlefins early 70s

 Jeremy sent in photos of this lovely Freedom pintail, by Steve Harewood around 1973. These early Freedoms are things of beauty, made in one of the most progressive surfboard factories in Europe at the time, in Jersey, Channel Islands. Freedom experimented with lots of different models in the early 70s, some of which are shown below.

 Freedom surfboards publicity shot, around early 1971. Steve Harewood and Barry Jenkins with Freedom formal riders and fun machines.
 Above 70s beach scene by Jersey surfer Gerry George , below another 70s shot, dont know who photographer - or model is.

 Above - another Freedom publicity shot and below - the resulting advert ,in British Surfer magazine no 6, late 1970/ early 1971.

 This beautiful board is a Freedom 'formal rider' from 1970-1 ,owned by George , shaped by Steve Harewood .It has lovely green and turquoise tints , formal rider logo and a freedom logo which says 'Lake Vale' , which this logo usually doesnt have on. Hard to tell from these photos but it may have a mild s-deck , and the bottom shape is a displacement hull. Great condition for the age.

 Here's another great Freedom with a wide swallow tail, early 70s again, and very understated logo , the text chopped from the bigger bubbly logo in the boards above. This board was recently bought by Ryan. A classic and timeless shape, and check out the lovely fin.


  1. Just for the record that naked model in the pic is my mother!

  2. ha ha. shall I put pics of your new freedom up too ?

  3. Nice picture! Nothing is more important than my Sector 9 Bamboo Longboard when i have nothing to do and longboarding is a perfect option to make Fun in leisure. I really love to cruise on my board around the neighbor.

  4. Hi Guys,

    I have a vintage Freedom Board for sale if interested:
    Hi Pete,

    Adam here with the vintage Freedom Board.

    It is 193cm long and at its widest 52cm.

    Please see pics of the board here:

    If you do have any information on what I should do with it or would like to purchase would be awesome!


  5. Hi, a few weeks ago I found an old single-fin board in a trash can, with some bumps especially on the tail, but in good condition for the years it could have. It is a Freedom surfboard Jersey, I think it could be earlier than the model that appears in the photos because the logo is much more basic in addition to having a fixed keel; shaper appears Hammond. I'm looking for more information about this brand of boards but I can't find much. Now I am repairing the board that surely is looking forward to getting back on the water soon. If you are interested, I could pass you photos of this jewel that could be part of the history of surfing in Europe.I'm from north Spain.