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G Surfboards
circa 1964
The Coast Surfshop, 
5 Surfers Avenue
Mermaid Beach Queensland
 Geoff Godby 

G Surfboards decal, circa 1964
Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 185
 Thanks to Mick Mock.

Gardner Surfboards
Central Coast
1982
Ken Gardner

1988





Gary Birdsall Surfboards
Princes Hwy Fairy Meadow (Wollongong) NSW
circa 1964
"Started at Norm Casey Surfboards, Rockdale.
Then to Keyo Surfboards, Brookvale, circa 1962, where learnt shaping from Midget Farrelly.
Shapes included Midget's post Makaha Contest win International Custom model.
With financial backing by Peter Clarke, opened Wollongong shop, opposite to Byrne Surfboards current shop at Fairy Meadow.
Small number of boards produced here, later to Kenn Surfboards, Queensland."
- Personal interview, 13 December 2003
Thanks to Gary Birdsall.
Also  Ron Surfboards and Adler Surfboards  Qld circa 1964 see Scott Anderson.
Decal image emailed by Noddy H., May 2014.


Garry McNeill Surfboards
1995
Wollongong
Garry McNeill?


Garry Mead Surfboards
1976 ?
??
Garry Mead

Garry Taylor Surfboards
1978 ?
??
Garry Taylor

Decal images contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.
  

Garry Timperley (GT) Surfboards
1978
Byron Bay
Garry Timperley

Also used on Sky Surfboards.


Gash Surfboards
1990
?
Mark Phipps


 

Gatta Surfboards
1972
Chris Cohen 
Gazelle Surfboards

1970
??? 57-8586
Rod Stock

Gecko Surfboards
Western Australia
1990
Reid Oliver


  

Genesis Surfboards
1977
Mid-Coast Surf
Piping Lane, Lonsdale, South Australia.

Richard Ford and Mark Taylor.





     



Geoff Culmsee Surfboards
Rocky Point Track, Eagle Bay
P.O. Dunsborough, Western Australia.

Phone 553129

1971

 

Decal contributed, with thanks, by Jonno, April, 2013. 


1971, decal thanks to Snazzy, June 2019.

Geoff Darby Surfboards
1974
Gold Coast, Queensland? 

See Darby Surfboards.



Geoff Wakefield Surfboards
circa 1972
Granville NSW? 
See Wakefield Surfboards.



1978
Col Smith model





George Rice and Vic Tantau Surfboards
1963
Victoria


Noted: Three stringer Island model
 

George Rice Surfboards
1962 - 1970
56 Arthur Street Fairfield, Victoria. 48-8585
213 High Street, Preston 1963?
672 Waterdale Road, West Heilberg. 459-1198
410 High Street, Northcote Vic. 409-2732
513 Nepean Highway, Bonbeach 772-5146


George Rice was Victoria's largest manufacturer in the 1960s.
Some decals contributed by Snazzy.

A Big Wave Board?

This surfboard is not symmetrical.
The plane shape of one side is completely different from the other side.
The bottom of the speed side is concave for power turns and the other rolled up for easy cut-backs and re-entries.
Big wave performer Terry Wall hopes to win the Australian Championships at Bell's Beach on this board.
Last year he finished second to the World Champion in the Bell's Open.
It is the most radical, but only one of the many new shapes being developed at George Rice Surfboards.

Peter Troy and Rod Brooks have both won their last two contests in Victoria on a George Rice Competition Model Hot-Dog Board.
Enquire now about our Competition Model ó $94.00 Custom Built. Standard Modeló$88.00.

GEORGE RICE SURFBOARDS
673 Waterdale Road, West Heidelberg, Vic, 4591198 and other agencies.
Graham Halandall,
3 Sherwood Drive, Oaklands Park, S.A.

Surfing World, November, 1966, Volume 8, Number 4, page 20.



1968
Decal thanks to Snazzy, February 2019.









Custom Surfboards by George Rice, circa 1962.

George Rice, 1962, contributed by snazzy.

George Rice, 1963.

  
George Rice, 1964, decals thanks to Snazzy, June 2019.
 
George Rice, 1966.

George Rice Competition Model, 1966.
 
G. R., 1968.





George Rice, Bon Beach, retro in 1976.
               
Decals, 1968-1969.

George Rice, 1964.

George Rice Malibu Model, 1965, contributed by Snazzy.

George Rice, 1964.
 

Island Board by George Rice, 1964.

George Rice Competition Model, 1966.

George Rice - G.R., circa 1968.

1967, contributed by snazzy.

George Rice, circa 1971.

Gill Surfboards
circa 1960
106 - 108 Clarendon Street South  Melbourne   Victoria
59 - 2672
Owner/Shaper : Max Gill
Circa 1962, according to Murray Walding (2003), Gill boards catered to the mass markets in the southern States , page 26.

John Davis noted in June 2016:
I knew Max Gill very well, the first Gill boards were made in my garage at Murrumbeena in 1960/1961, this was just before or about the time his shop opened in South Melbourne.
I was 11 years old and Max rented our garage for about $12 /week.
I will never forget the smell of fibre glass liquid applied to his boards as a finishing coat.
Max was extremely helpful with my upbringing, I last met Max in 1974 at my fatherís funeral. (edited)


Gill Custom Boards, circa 1962.
 
Gill Custom Boards, circa 1966.
 


Gill Surfboards/Melbourne SurfShop, circa 1964.
 

Gilles Cazaumayou Surf Design
circa 1979
??


G K Surfboards 
circa 1967
Princess Highway, Kirrawee, NSW 
See also Graham King Surfboards (below) and King Surfboards.

G K Surfboards box, and Shaped by Dennis Reeves, circa 1968.
Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005.
Catalogue No. 86.
Thanks to Mick Mock.

G K
, Dennis Reeves Shaper, 1967



G K Surfboards script, circa 1968.


Glen Winton Surfboards
(Central Coast ?), NSW.
circa 1984
Glen Winton.
1986
Mr. X Designs

Also see Sea Flight Surfboards.


 

                 

          

Goddard Surfboards
Coffs Harbor, NSW.
circa 1990
Ronnie Goddard.
http://www.bearsurfboards.com.au/goddard.htm
See Summer Cloud Surfboards
Gold Coast Designs 
circa 1977
Neal Purchase, Algy Grud, Michael Peterson
Gold Coast Designs
Shaped by Michael Peterson decal, circa 1977

Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 29. 
 Thanks to Mick Mock.
        

Golden Breed Surfboards
circa 1972
Made under licence by Bennett Surfboards
180 Harbord Road Brookvale NSW  93-5157
 
Golden Breed decal, circa 1974
Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 87. 
 Thanks to Mick Mock.

Golden Dawn Surfboards
Speakyís Surf Shop, Torquay..
c1974
Doug Rogers
Shaper noted, with thanks, by Murray Boyd, January 2011.
 

Sticker courtesy of Snazzy, February 2019.


 



Goodtime Surfboards
28 Boulton Street Kirra, Queensland
Phone : 36-1396
circa 1971
Brian Austin (ex-Joe Larkin Surfboards)
1974 

Billy Grant;
1976
Brian Austin; Billy Grant, Mick Peterson and David McDonald;
1977
Michael Peterson, Billy Grant, Rob Webster and Furry;
1979
Billy Grant, Michael Peterson and Rob Webster; "G. T."
1995

Bob McTavish: Snap Pivoter model


Goodtime Surfboards
Handcrafted in Australia, 1985.





Decal image contributed by John MacDonald, May 2009.


Shaper Brian Austin, 1975.
Image courtesy of Ryan Bluedog, January 2017.

 
Decal image circa 1973, courtesy of Mick Mock.
Sydney Surf Auction, 2010.


Right: Goodtime-Kirra Surfboard Company
[for] Dirty Water Surfboards, Darwin, 1973.





The Original Goodtime Surfboards, 
The Kirra Surfboard Company, circa 1978.
(Shaped by Dave MacDonald)
Queensland Surf Design, 1976.
Decal images circa courtesy of Manny X..
January, 2013.

Original by Brian Austen, 1973.

 
Goodtime
, 1976.
             
Goodtime, Hand shaped by Billy Grant, 1974.

Goodtime, 1975.
 

Goodtime - 3cc
, 1976

     Goodtime, 1980.
3cc (3 Custom Creators) Spray Art
Brian Tisdall noted in 2016:

3cc was a custom painting and panel work business that was in Kippa Ring 1981 to 1983 more or less.
There were three of us; Mike Parsons airbrush and spray painter; Gary Burlison custom panelbeater and welder; and myself airbrush artist and painter.
We did all sorts of "custom creating" hence the name "3 Custom Creators".
We worked mainly on panel vans and motorbikes etc, but Mike and I also did wall murals, and airbrush designs on surfboards, many for Gail Austen of Goodtime Surfshop that was originally on Gympie Rd not far from RBH; then moved to Wooloongabba.
A boardmaker called Warren something worked from his farmhouse at Crabbes Creek and Mike and I would go down and spray the shaped blanks there about 6 at a time, then Warren would glass them.



Goodtime Twin Fin Fish, shaped by Brian Austin, 1975.
Image courtesy of Ryan Bluedog, January 2017.

1975





Goodtime Malibu Single Fin by Bob McTavish
, 1990.


Goody Surfboards
Brookvale?
1995
Ian Goodacre?
 

Gordon and Black Surfboards
Coolangatta, Qld.
1984
Steve Zorro Goddard
See Summercloud Surfboards


Decal image contributed by John MacDonald, May 2009.

     



Gordon and Smith Surfboards (USA):
1967
Midget Farrelly V Bottom Model,
1969-70
]Midget Farrelly Stringerless and W.C.D. (World Championship Model?)

Gordon and Smith Surfboards
Australia

Click the decals for
full entry.





Gordon Jackson Surfboards
?
1992




Gordon Woods Surfboards

Click Woods decals for full entry.


Graeme Merrin Surfboards
Also see Merrin Surfboards.
1964
3 Sunshine Avenue Tweed Heads
1967-1974

141 Pacific Highway, Tweed Heads South, NSW.
Graeme Merrin
Jeff Arnold: Jeff Arnold Model, circa 1967.
Also the Growler -
a v-bottom with a half-moon tail, circa 1968.
Graham Merrin had an agency for McDonagh Surfboards at Kirra and was  a member of the Kirra Club, before he left to start up as the first president of Snapper Rocks.
He shaped boards under his own name in the 1960's and in the 1970's marketed Merrin wetsuits and surf-mats, and Palu Surf Wax.
As of 2016, he resides in Kapaa, Hawaii.

Late 1968 decals thanks to Billy Gruner, June 2016.


1974

1974

1968

Surf-mat, 1976

c.1964

1967

Merrin Half-Moon Tail, 1967

1968
 
1968

Grace Surfboards
Rye, Victoria
1988



Graffitti Surfboards
?East Gippsland, Victoria.
1986
Col Smith Channel Designs




Graham Surfboards
?
1968
? Graham ?



Decal courtesy of Snazzy, January, 2019.



Graham Atkinson Surfboards
East Gippsland, Victoria.
1975
Graham King Surfboards
circa 1964
Princess Highway, Kirrawee, NSW.
1967
Dennis Reeves
1974
South Shore Foam -blanks
1976

Shaped and Designed by Peter Whyte (Flextail kneeboard with flyers).
Decal right, forwarded by Joel, March 2013.
1977
Nova Foam Blanks
1990

South Shore Foam - Gary Birdsall, Wollongong
Ken Godfrey- Cronulla Shaping Co.

 
See also  and G K Surfboards and King Surfboards.

  


1990











 





Grand Prix Custom Surfboards
1963
663 Burwood Rd Hawthorne, Victoria.
Also (later?) Fitzroy, Victoria.

Decal courtesy of Snazzy, February 2019.


Green Surfboards
Newcastle?
2000
Sam Egan



Green Island Surfboards
Bendalong, NSW
(044) 56-1052
1988
?


 

Greg Frost Surfboards
Seaford, South Australia.
Ph. 382-7795
1973-1980
Decal images emailed by Bryce Adams, circa 1973,June 2009,
circa 1974, September 2014.


1986

Greg Frost Surfboards- Spiritfilled - Star Bus



         










Greg Gillespie Surf Design
?
1975

Greg Larkin Surfboards
?
1972

Greg Larkin.
Hand-drawn pelican silhouette on a 5ft 4" knee-board.


Possibly home-made.



Greg Webb Surfboards
South Australia
1976
Greg Webb.
He l
ater started the Shaping Company [Surfboards] on the Gold Coast, Queensland.


Greirson Surfboards
96 Scarborough Beach Road
Scarborough WA
1976
Colin Ladhams
1977
Alan Beam and Gary Grierson

Decal image emailed by Bryce Adams, June 2009.

 

Gremlin Shakers Surfboards
Victoria?
1982
Nicky Bradley


Grey Seal Surfboards
New Zealand
1974
?


Location and decals courtesy of Snazzy, January, 2019.

1974


1975

Grove Surfboards
40 Sydenham Road Brookvale
1968 
Peter Colless



Grove Surfboards
Surf International
March 1968
Volume 1 Number 4 page 34.



Surfing magazine (?) ad, 1969?
Image courtesy of Snazzy, January, 2019.



1969, contributed by snazzy.


Groves Foam
Point Addis, Victoria?
1970


GT Surfboards
Victoria
1965

Decal forwarded, with many thanks, by Tony McMahon, December 2014.


Gull Surfboards
Brisbane Queensland
Phone: 78 2354
1962
Ray Woosley
1963
Russell Hughes

Gull- Woosley, circa 1962, contributed by James T., September 2013.

Gull- Woosley -"Californian", circa 1963.


Below:

Metal foil adhesive decal, circa 1962.
- Sydney Surf Auction, 19th October 2008. 
Catalogue # 52
Courtesy of Mick Mock, many thanks.

See Woosley Surfboards, Brisbane, 1965.



  


Gull Surfboards
?
1972 
Geoff Hall




Hand drawn decal courtesy of Snazzy, February 2019.


Gull Surfboards
Botany NSW
1976 
Terry Day, Bruce Abrams
#55

This entry previously noted "Bruce Adams (Bruce Abrahams?)"
Mark Bonner, emailed May 2011:
"The name on my Gull board is "Bruce Abrams".
I think he now lives at Berowra in Sydney."
 Thanks to Mark.

Gull Surfboards
?
1977?
by Leigh Abby


Gully Surfboards
Noosa, Queensland.
1978 


Gunther Rohn Surfboards
Noosa? Byron Bay?
1992
Gunther Rohn
Originally from South Africa, Gunther shaped for  Nat Young Surf Design (Mona Vale, 1976), Town & Country, Jet, Lennox Underground and Local Motion Surfboards (Byron Bay), Transformer and Free Flight Surfboards (Ballina), and Brothers Neilsen Surfboards (Gold Coast).




Gypsy Surfboards
North Curl Curl, NSW
1973
Owl



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