We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Sunday, 24 January 2010

John Hall singlefin

Here's a nice early 70s board by John Hall of Tiki , with its original rubber stick on leash plug, from Alex's collection. John Hall grew up in Sydney Australia and was in the same school year as Nat Young. In '69 he went to South Africa for a couple of years and started shaping professionally before settling in Devon in around '72. He became one of Tiki's top shapers through the 70s, also making a few of his own boards like this one. By the early 80s he got into the windsurfing craze and was shaping them, as were a lot of shapers by then, cashing in on the new high demand.





from Atlantic Surfer ,late 70s








1978





1 comment:

  1. I happen to store 2 Floater 6 286 cm shaped by John, produced by GAL in my basement. One of them is a 1986.

    One has a destroyed mast track, the other one is pretty slippery since the pre-owner painted it.

    Does anybody know where I can find John ?

    Cheers,

    Johannes (info@iconicity.de)

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