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The Vintage Surf Meet

More than 100 vintage surfboards, and some of the UK's surf legends took part in the Vintage Surf Meet at Lusty Glaze in Cornwall on Sunday morning, making collector Al Lindsay's first event a huge success.

The Museum of British Surfing took part with 10 key historic boards ranging from 1920 to 1978.

Some of the crew - photo Alex WilliamsSome of the crew - photo Alex Williams

The Museum of British Surfing line-up of classic sticks - 1975 airbrushed Tris, 1978 Tom Parrish Lightning Bolt for Ted Deerhurst, 1968 paisley Tiki, 1967 Acorn by Ian Porky Morcom, 1966 Atlantic by Charlie & James Williams of St Ives, 1965 Groves-Davies noserider by Bob Groves of Lee on Solent, 1964 Powers Surfboards by Bob Powers if Mortehoe, 1963 Silva Yates by boat builder Silva Yates of Jersey, 1952 Malibu chip by Joe Quigg, 1920 Archie Mayne surf rider courtesy of the Oxendens, Jersey.The Museum of British Surfing line-up of classic sticks - 1975 airbrushed Tris, 1978 Tom Parrish Lightning Bolt for Ted Deerhurst, 1968 paisley Tiki, 1967 Acorn by Ian Porky Morcom, 1966 Atlantic by Charlie & James Williams of St Ives, 1965 Groves-Davies noserider by Bob Groves of Lee on Solent, 1964 Powers Surfboards by Bob Powers if Mortehoe, 1963 Silva Yates by boat builder Silva Yates of Jersey, 1952 Malibu chip by Joe Quigg, 1920 Archie Mayne surf rider courtesy of the Oxendens, Jersey.

Among the guests wandering round, the wonderful Gwyn Haslock - one of the pioneers of 'Malibu' surfing in Britain in the early 1960s.

Geoff Tydeman, Gwyn Haslock and Chris RyanGeoff Tydeman, Gwyn Haslock and Chris Ryan

Rod Sumpter was there, being reunited with some of the boards he shaped in the 1960s for people like Bilbo, along with Chris Jones who has been shaping boards through every design era since the logs of the Sixties to the present day, Roger Mansfield, and Yvonne - wife of the late craftsman Fred Bickers.

Rod SumpterRod Sumpter

Collectors travelled from far & wide with their precious sticks, including Skelly & Jason Wassall from North Devon, Henry Marfleet from Kent and photographer Alex Williams from South Devon.

Some of Alex Williams' collection - photo AlexSome of Alex Williams' collection - photo Alex

It was good to see the surf media there, with Wavelength & Carve - plus the whole thing was being filmed by the chairman of the surf museum trustees Rich Gregory & his team from Wavedreamer - http://www.wavedreamer.co.uk/ - we look forward to seeing the film.

Henry Marfleet - photo Alex WilliamsHenry Marfleet - photo Alex Williams

Al plans for this to become an annual event, and everyone who took part is already looking forward to the next one - check his excellent Blog http://vintagesurfboardcollectoruk.blogspot.com/

Thanks to Alex Williams (http://www.alexcam.co.uk/) for the use of his photos - he's been one of Britain's top surf photographers since the 1970s & has a great book of his early work available online here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/541356

The Museum of British Surfing line-up of classic sticks - 1975 airbrushed Tris, 1978 Tom Parrish Lightning Bolt for Ted Deerhurst, 1968 paisley Tiki, 1967 Acorn by Ian Porky Morcom, 1966 Atlantic by Charlie & James Williams of St Ives, 1965 Groves-Davies noserider by Bob Groves of Lee on Solent, 1964 Powers Surfboards by Bob Powers if Mortehoe, 1963 Silva Yates by boat builder Silva Yates of Jersey, 1952 Malibu chip by Joe Quigg, 1920 Archie Mayne surf rider courtesy of the Oxendens, Jersey.The Museum of British Surfing line-up of classic sticks - 1975 airbrushed Tris, 1978 Tom Parrish Lightning Bolt for Ted Deerhurst, 1968 paisley Tiki, 1967 Acorn by Ian Porky Morcom, 1966 Atlantic by Charlie & James Williams of St Ives, 1965 Groves-Davies noserider by Bob Groves of Lee on Solent, 1964 Powers Surfboards by Bob Powers if Mortehoe, 1963 Silva Yates by boat builder Silva Yates of Jersey, 1952 Malibu chip by Joe Quigg, 1920 Archie Mayne surf rider courtesy of the Oxendens, Jersey.Geoff Tydeman, Gwyn Haslock and Chris RyanGeoff Tydeman, Gwyn Haslock and Chris RyanRod SumpterRod SumpterSome of Alex Williams' collection - photo AlexSome of Alex Williams' collection - photo AlexHenry Marfleet - photo Alex WilliamsHenry Marfleet - photo Alex WilliamsSome of the crew - photo Alex WilliamsSome of the crew - photo Alex Williams