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H Surfboards
1960 ?
Phone: 82-3825
Terry Glass brought a beautifully restored balsa wood Malibu board to the 2006 surfresearch exhibition to see if any one could identify the manufacturer.
The logo design is cleary based on the O'Neill (USA) decal, circa 1958.
Adhesive foil decal right

H & H Surfboards
1970

First dated as 1972, this entry was backdated after
Geoff Fischer noted in September, 2014:
My very first board, second-hand and pretty well used, was an H&H which I got for Xmas in 1972.
Many thanks to Geoff for his contribution.

Decal image contributed April 2011 by Sammy, Nambucca Heads.


H and M Surfboards
1980
Palm Beach, Queensland.
Lance Murphy
Hales & Star
Bardwell Park, Sydney.
1975

?
Anthony Star.

Decals forwarded by Thomas Foster, October 2015.

Laminates forwarded
November 2015 by Jayne Connell,
 who reported:
Paul Hales and Anthony Star began making surfboards in 1969, at their homes in Bardwell Park, Sydney.
They continued making boards for the next seven years.
During this time they perfected the art of applying decals with invisible borders to their boards
This technique was passed on to Gordon and Smith Surfboards.

 


Hall Surfboards

1974
Bill Hall
Noted: Spoon-decked knee-board,
see #68
  

Hancock Custom Surfboards
30 Hardwicke St Riverwood. 
1964.

Right: Decal, circa 1969 thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction 2010.
Below: Decal, circa 1967.
Decal image forwarded by gerry.z, November 2013.



Hannah Surfboards,
Hastings, North Coast, NSW
1969


Hansen  Surfboards,
Cronulla, Sydney NSW
1970
Bob Hansen (identified by John Blanch)
No connection with Hansen Surfboards, Cardiff, USA.



Happy Valley Surfboards
?
1971




Harbour Lines Surfboards
Port Stevens
1986

Peter Mahaffey







     

Hard Rock Surfboards
??
1988
?


Hardy Surfboards
PO Box 118
Margaret River, W.A.

1977
Tony Hardy


Harmon Surfboards

Swansea, NSW
1979 ?
Harmony Surfboards
72 Musgrave Street, Kirra, Queensland
Phone (076) 36-3672

1973
Keith Paull (Australian Champion, 1968) and Michael Peterson
Tracks, November 1973, page 26.
1974
Michaell Peterson, back from overseas rambling, and Keith Paull
- Tracks February 1974
1975

Featured surfers: Keith Paull, Rabbit Bartholomew and Guy Ormerod.
Tracks #54,
March 1975


1976
Keith Paull, Gill Glover
Additional notes by Jason Connell, March 2017:
Gil Glover later shaped for Mt Woodgee and Hot Stuff Surfboards in Burleigh Heads.
Other shapers for Harmony included Michael Peterson.










Decal thanks to Snazzy, June 2019.

Harmony Surfboards:
Michael Peterson and
Keith Paull
Tracks, November 1973, page 26.


Harro Surfboards
?
1975
Gary Harrison
Noted: Stinger circa 1975
6ft10" x 20", fin box, heavily damaged tail (swallow to square?), post-production leg-rope plug, yellow spray with orange Bertlemann swirl on the deck.
Designed & handshaped by haroo.
1993







Harvey Surfboards
Queensland?
1988
Richard Harvey ?

    

Hartleys Surfboards: High Rider
Swanson and Flinders Streets Melbourne, Victoria
1964 ?:
Contract production model.
Hartley's were a large and long-term retailer of a vast range of sporting goods operating from the late 1920s up to the 1960s, perhaps later.
The main stores were in Swanson and Flinders Streets Melbourne, but supplied throughout Victoria by mail order catalogue.

Image contributed by Chris Day January 2006, with thanks.

He also noted that some sources contribute this model as manufactured by Gordon Woods Surfboards
For detailed correspondence and other examples, see 
Contact Production Boards, 1960s.

Hawaiian Pro Designs
Sydney?
1977
Larry Bertlemann Model - possibly made under license in Australia.
Image thanks to Mick Mock, Sydney Surf Auction 2010.
Hawaiian Pro Designs - Anything Is Possible - Designed by Larry Bertelmann
Noted:
Used 6ft1" Larry Bertlemann swallowtail twin fin surfboard. 
Shaped by "M.A." and purchased new around 1977 in Yamba.

Louie Ferreira Model

Shaped by Michael Cundith



Noted:

Reproduction Hawaiian Pro Team Larry Bertlemann Twin-fin 6ft 2Ē, purchased new in 2000.
The ying-yang symbols have been replaced with surfing photographs of Larry.




Hawke Surfboards
21 Wilcox Avenue, Tuart Hill, WA.
Phone: 29-2922
1954
Peter and Len Hawke
Plywood wooden boards before moving onto balsa and fibreglass boards in 1956.
1962
Scarborough Beach Road

Osbourne Park, Western Australia.
Phone 24 3853
 
#97
In August 2021, David Hawke reported:
 In 1954 two teenage brothers, Peter, thirteen, and Len, fifteen, hit the surf at Watermans Bay with a borrowed wooden longboard. The experience inspired the pair so much that they continued their involvement in the water sports equipment industry for fifty years. (Surfing WA)

See Jim King:1960s Hawke Surfboard decals
In 1962 they moved their surfboard business from a shed in their parentís backyard in Wilcock Avenue Tuart Hill and established Hawke Surfboards in Scarborough Beach Rd Osborne Park.

Over the years Hawke Surfboards evolved into Hawke Brothers Pty. Ltd and moved to the Frobisher Street showrooms and factory in Osborne Park. A widening range of products that serviced water sports other than surfing began to develop. The Frobisher Street showrooms and factory in Osborne Park have been expanded on three occasions Ė testament to Peter and Lenís ability to produce high quality products in fibreglass and other plastics.
Also see: Surfing Down South - Hawke Surfboards
1972?
396
Scarborough Beach Road
Osbourne Park, Western Australia.
Phone: 24-3852
Decal courtesy of Snazzy, August 2021.

Green Hawke decal courtesy of Snazzy, January 2019.

Bottom: Hawke Surfboards decal circa 1968.
Image contributed June 2009 by Steven Jones.









Hawkins Surfboards
?
1970
Decal thanks to George, May 2020.
Stringerless single fin (Side-slipper?)

Hayden Surfboards

Click the decal for extended manufacturer's details.

Click for Hayden
                  Surfboards details

Haynes Shapes Australia
W.A.

1988
Noted: CHP Fibreglass, Mick Campbell surfboard, 6' 11" signed by Matt.

Head Surfboards 
1968
New Zealand


Headland Surfboards 
1973
Alexandra Headland, Queensland.
Brett Peacock
Hibiscus decal, circa 1973, contributed June 2009 by Terry Brown.
 
1976
Paul Pascoe 


1986
Bruce Fitzgerald

1990
Kent Manning (see Manning Surfboards)

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Head Strong Surfboards
Brookvale
1995
Russell Head





Heart and Soul Surfboards
 Byron Bay
1995
Brett Monroe



Heatwave Surfboards
Sydney
1983
Steve Wilson Designs
1984
Richard Evans
Decals thanks to Snazzy, May 2020.
















Heneker Surfboards
Gold Coast, Queensland.
1998


Henri Surfboards
1972
North Curl Curl, NSW - Tracks, October 1972
1973
Moved to 53 Griffin Road, North Curl Curl- Tracks Number 32 June 1973, page 29.
1974
230 Harbord Road Brookvale

Previously Farrelly Surfboards premises.
Chris Henri,
1976
Chris Henri: Fang-tail, marked Mumbles 6ft 6 / Fang-V1.
Nick Daly ;

1977
Terry Clarke.
 

Decal images c1972 and c1978, contributed 2009 and 2014 by Terry Brown.   

       

                










Henri, Original Design
Handshaped by Chris Henri, 1976




Henri Fangtail -V1, 1976.



Henri: Advanced Design Model, 1976.






 

Heritage Surfboards
?
1975
?


Hermit Surfboards
??
1978
Matt McDermott.

Noted: 5ft 10" single fin in box.
Hand drawn decals?
 

Hewston Surfboards
Sunshine Beach, Queensland
1965
Trevor Hewston
1967
Warrick Smith 
1968
Kevin Platt

Hewston,- Noosa thanks to Snazzy, december 2019.





Hi-Beam Surfboards
?
1982
Phil Murray


 

Highlight Surfboards
1977
An offshoot or model for Gordon and Smith Surfboards, Taren Point.
Highlight Surfboards by (Geoff) Solness.

High Performance Design [Surfboards ]
South Australia
1976

Wayne Dale
-previously at John Arnold Surfboards.



High Pressure Systems Surfboards
Victoria?
1997

Sam Hodges



Hohensee Surfboards
Miami Qld.
circa 1964
Laurie Hohensee,
Also over time: Bob McTavish, Peter Drouyn, Keith Paull, Ron Woodward, Paul Neilson, Rick Neilson, Geoff Darby, Tony Dempsy, Michael Peterson, Nev Hyman;




1968
El Sahuato 
Nick Maresin

1969

Tony Dempsey
Peter Mallard Model

Decal image contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.

1971

Michael Peterson, Kevin Williams, Laurie Hohensee, Roger Firehock, Billy Grant, Chris Douglas.
- Tracks, February 1971, page29

1972
G. Simpson



1975
Ronnie Woodward
, decal image below.


1979 
Terry Vosper; Phil Myers.
Sea Shells decal, circa 1979, left.
Handcrafted in Australia - Kangaroo decal, 1979, below.

1981

Large H decal, circa 1981.

           























Holmes Surfboards 
1977
Darryl Holmes
Holmes Original Surfcraft Patents.
Decals courtesy of Andy Maunsell, January 2018.

       

Home Grown Surfboards
1972
Noted:
Backyard shaped 7ft x 20" x 3" foiled template, diamond tail, single fin.
Stencilled decal, elaborate spray decor (bird on deck, multi-coloured
star on bottom) and hole for a leg-rope drilled in the fin.
Possibly an early example of Homegrown Surfboards, below.


Homegrown Surfboards
by P.J.T.
Plenty Road, Bundoora, Victoria, 45-1509

1973
Russell Smith
M. Pearce

Ted Radiziewski

 
Decal thanks to Snazzy, January 2020.

Honey Surf Surfboards
Honey Surf Shop, Kirra, Queensland (Kent Ladkin). 
1978 
Honey Surfboards were manufactured by Sky Surfboards or San Juan Surfoard factories in Byron Bay and retailed fom Kent's Kirra shop and also from (brother) Brad Larkin's shop in Gerringong NSW.
Shapers included Steve Goddard, Bob McTavish.
 

1980
Strawberry Fields Surf Shop, Kirra, Queensland.
Kent open a second shop, a few blocks away from the Honey shop that retailed boards with Honey and/or Strawberry Fields decals, which were the brands of a popular surfwax..

Both shops were sold circa 1982.
- information courtesy of Kent Ladkin, January 2011.

Image right:  Sydney Surf Auction, Harbord Digger's Club, 19th October 2008. 
Catalogue # 
Courtesy of Mick Mock, many thanks. 

Honey and Strawberry Fields decals, circa 1980.
Contributed with thanks by 
Llewellyn Stephens,
 January 2011.

Honey and Strawberry Fields were two surfwax brands, initially from Gerringong, NSW.
The Honey graphic is of Werri Point, Gerringong.

HonkiTonk Surf Designs
Albany, WA
1967
Alan "Barny" Tonkinson

Information and decal courtesy of Trevor Pocock, November 2016.

HonkiTonk Surf Designs were shaped from about 1967 by an Alan "Barny" Tonkinson (dec), who previously shaped Eclipse Surfboards in Albany in the '60's.
I have an Eclipse but the logo is pretty hard to see.
Both of his boards that I have are initialled BT.




Hookway Surfboards
??
1975
Chris Pearl

   

Horizon Surfboards
?
1977
Marked: Pearl






1987
LC Shapes



1986




     

Hornet Surfboards
Sydney (?)
1977
Greg Webber

See Aloha Surfboards





Hot and Glassy Surfboards
Broken Head, Byron Bay, NSW.
1986

Mark Thompson
Torpedo Model


 

Hot Brewz Surfboards
Western Australia
1990

Adrian Shepherd
Decals thanks to Snazzy, January 2109.

 

Hot Buttered Surfboards
Mitchell Road, Brookvale NSW
1972
Col Smith, Andrew McKinnon and Terry Fitzgerald
Tracks, August 1972.

1973
Flyer Progression: Roundtail 6ft 10" June, Fat Pin 7ft 7" March, Pin 7ft June, Semi (Pin) 7ft September 1973.
Tried, tested and proven by Terry Fitzgerald.

Tracks
, September, 1973.
1974
One Step Ahead- Brewer, Hawk, Chapman, Cooney, Fitzgerald.
Design: Vees, concaves, platforms by Butch Cooney and Terry Fitzgerald.
Tracks, April 1974.
1976
Frank Williams and Steve Artis; 
1977 
Rod Ball
Glen Red Johnstone
Glen contributed a HB/Red decal
in February 2020 and noted (edited):
I was taught to shape at Hot Buttered Surfboards by Terry Fitzgerald around 1977.
Most of
my shapes were sold around Maroubra, my home-beach.
Because Terry was teaching me they came out a lot like his boards, plus I was using all his beautiful templates.
Darrel Homes was glassing them.

1979 
Stuart Campbell, Russell Lewis, Grant Miller, Ron Woodward and Steve Artis; #92
Wayne Dean
Greg Webber
1980
Derek Hynd Model
1981

Michael Pitt: The Hornet, a flyer square tail with a large centre fin and two small rail fins.
Reprised 1970 Tri-fin design.
Albert Whiteman: Knormal Kneeboards
1983
John Harris, Steve O'Donell
Hot Buttered Tahiti, shapes by Patrick Juventin; including boards for David 'Poto' Vatea,Tahiti's first pro,  2nd in the 1989 and 1994 Pipe Masters
1986
Phil Murray,
Brandon McDonald,  Iain "Ratso" Buchanan
1990
Larry Levin
2010
Spawn Fish: Designed and Tested at North Narrabeen, Australia, Made in China, 2010.

www.hotbuttered.com.au/...History
www.hotbuttered.com.au/galleries7


Tracks, May 1972, page 30.

 Brewer, Hawk, Chapman, Fitzgerald, circa 1972.

Designed and Hand Shaped 
by Terry Fitzgerald, 1974.
 Designed and Hand Shaped 
by Terry Fitzgerald, 1976.
Decal image courtesy Mick Mock, Surf Auction,
November 2011,  #201B.
Click decal for catalogue entry #104.



Designed & Hand Shaped by Terry Fitzgerald, circa 1976.
Designed & Hand Shaped by Frank Williams, circa 1976.
Click decal for catalogue entry #92.

Hand Shaped by Ronnie Woodward, 1976.

Designed & Hand Shaped by Terry Fitzgerald, 1978.
Rainbow and Winged dot, circa 1978.
Image contributed by Jim Swinton, July 2006.

Designed and Hand Shaped by Red Johnstone, 1977.
Decal thanks to Glen Johnstone, February 2020.

Grelim Shapes: Sailboard, 1988.



Designed & Handshaped by Albert Whiteman, 1981

Hand Shaped by Russell Lewis, 1980.

Handshaped by Steve O'Donell, 1983
 
Handshaped by Grant Miller,
1983

Right:

Hornet, Shaped by Michael Pitt,
1983


Designed and Hand Shaped by Brandon McDonald, 1986

Designed and Hand Shaped by Iain Buchanan, 1988

Designed and Handshaped by Stewart Campbell,
1979

Designed and Handshaped by Phil Murray,
1988
 
Hot Buttered Surfboards
Designed by Terry Fitzgerald,

As Surfed by Derek Hynd, Twin-fin, 1979.










Hot Buttered, 1985.

Hot Buttered - Knormal Kneeboards, 1981.

Flashpoint (Kneeboards), circa 1986.

HB - Hot Buttered Australia,1990.

(Hot Buttered) Tahiti - Patrick Juventin, 1983.

Hot Buttered - Greg Webber
, 1987
 
Hot Buttered Surfboards-Surfwear and Veta David, 1988.

Designed and Shaped by Stuart Campbell, 1978.

 Dark Horse Designs by Steve Wilson, 1986.

Queensland Original- Shaped by Wayne Deane, 1987.

Hot Buttered - Wayne Deane, 1988.

High Speed Finish, 1988.

Hot Buttered Surfboards-Surfwear, 1986.

Hot Buttered Wings, 1987.

Hot Buttered - Designed and Shaped by Brandon McDonald, 1988.
Promotional Board, 1997:

Hot Buttered Surfboards: Coca-Cola Surf Classic '97.



Enjoy Coke, Trade Mark Regd.

Shaped by Wayne Clegget.


Designed and Tested in at Narrabeen, Australia, 2010.

Made in China, 2010.

Spawn Fish, 2010.

1981
Drifta  Mk III (Tri-fin)
Laminated fibreglass
Centre fin: 7.5 x 4.5  b @ 4.5 inches (estimation)
Rail fins: 2 x 2.5  b @ 8.5 inches (estimation)
Design by Terry Fitzgerald.

Hot Buttered Surfboards, Brookvale.

Reprising the short lived Tri-fin of 1971, see above, note that the Drifta Mk3 rail fins are flat on the outside and foiled on the inside, reversing the common design.
Terry was a smart guy (he went to university) and he did his homework- "technically," this should be the correct foil template for rail fins.

Hot Dot Surfboards
Handcrafted at 236 Harbord Road, Brookvale
1977

Narrabeen, Australia.
Grant Miller




 

Hot Juice Surfboards
1977?
Double Island Point, Queensland.

Hot Lemon Surfboards
?
1981
Phil Murray


Hotline Surfboards
1977
Wollongong
Phil Byrne

Kevin Parkinson

Decals thanks to Snazzy, 2018.




 



Hot-Line Surfboards
Gold Coast
1977
Rob Buckingham




Hot Lips Designs
1978
Queensland?
Noted:
Roket
(sic) Fish Model, designed by Mike Purpus (USA), shaped by Nigel Perrow.
Stinger, Hot Lips Designs - Mike Purpus of California, circa 1975

 
Image courtesy of Dale Matheson, Scamander Beach Surf Shop, Tasmania.

Hot Pie Surfboards
North Haven
1984
??
Noted: Four-fin Quad
 

Hot Roc Surfboards
Brookvale NSW :
1977
Chris MacCahon (Micky Mac)
Brad Mayes Surf Design
 
Ian Howard reported, April 2004:
In your site under Hot Roc you have his name down as Mick McMahon.
Sorry Bud, but it's Chris MacCahon.



 






Hot Stick Surfboards
??
1987

Handshaped by Spitty
 


Hot Stuff Surfboards
Currumbin Qld
1973
 Keath Hacker
Neil Purchase
1979
Alan Byrne, Gil Glover Hamish Garham and Steven Reid;
Tested by Wayne Bartholomew and balanced by Gill Glover.
1981

Drouyn, Rabbit (sponsored?); Alan Byrne;

circa 1983

Neal Purchase
Bill Walters (Narrabeen) : 5'10" by 21" and  about 2.5" thick. Swallow tail, thick rails, channels and  5 fins all approx. 5", shaped in foam with a glass finish.
- noted by Sean Harris, March 2005.

1988
Bill Waters (North Narrabeen)
John Mills

Wayne Bartholomew Model
Balanced by Gill Glover, 1979.


Hot Stuff, Gold Coast, 1980.
Surf's Up At Gerringong
:Board Display, August 2005. 

Thanks to Scott Andrews.

Hot Stuff, Green, 1979.

Hot Stuff, Yellow, 1986.

 

Hot Stuff, 1988.

Hot Stuff, Shaped by Gill Glover, Pro-Finish, 19887.


Hot Stuff, 1989.



Hot Stuff, 1994.

Alan Byrne Designs (Hot Stuff), 1980.

Alan Byrne Designs (Hot Stuff), 1985.


 Shaped by Bill Waters (Hot Stuff),1988.


Hot Stuff, 1987.

 
Alan Byrne Designs (Hot Stuff), 1990.

 



Hot Wave Surfboards 
Victoria?
1987

Noted: Computer Design decal and markings L.S.O. 27.11.87


Howard Hughes Surf Craft
Airey's Inlet, Victoria (052) 896 335
1975
Howard Hughes 
Surf Club Paddle-boards?
Decal image contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.




1984
HH - Soul Surfing - Anglesea SLSC

See Hughes Surf Craft, below.
  



 




Hoye Surfboards 
Yallingup, Western Australia
1971

Tom Hoye (ex-California and Bennett Surfboards)

   

HQ Surfboards
Cronulla
1990

Wayne Roach: Roach Approach
  

Hudsonís Timber Yard
Sydney NSW
December 1914
Duke Kahanamoku,

Hull Surfboards
Newcastle
1978

Hull Brothers

Steve Hull noted in January 2017:

I made that board to take to Europe in 1978.
It was the only one we did with that decal.
We were 3 brothers building boards in mums  back yard, Newcastle, in the late 70's.

(Decal, circa 1983, forwarded by MaxiK, September 2014?)



Hummingbird Surfboards
 1984
??
Geoff Horner.
Geoff is currently shaping under his own label, Ochre Surfboards,and for Holiday Surf in Japan under the Cheers label.



Hughes Surf Craft
Howard Hughes Surf Craft
Airey's Inlet, Victoria.
(052) 89 6205
1971
Surf ski manufacturer,
1975
Howard Hughes Surf Craft
Airey's Inlet, Victoria (052) 896 335

1976
Hughes Zapper, No. 13.
Swallow-tail surf-ski


Decals thanks to Snazzy, August 2019, 2021.








Hummingbird Surfboards
Dee Why Beach, NSW
Phone 938 2639
1988
Geoff Horner
Dion blanks
Noted:
Mirco: unusually marked with a date and imperial/decimal dimensions.
One board with two (McTavish) Bluebird decals (?)






 

Hutchinson Surfboards
20 William Street Brookvale NSW
1969
Paul Hutchinson,
1970
Dealers:
The Surf Shop Brisbane, Chester's Surf'n'Gear Newcastle, Geoff's Surf Shop Adelaide, North Beach Surf Shop Wollongong, Summerland Surf Shop Casino, Paul Walton Taree, and Surf'n'Gear: Collaroy, Manly, Rockdale, Parramatta, Bankstown, Cronulla.
Surfing World Volume 13 Number 4 1970?
Thanks to Snazzy, June 2020.
1971 
186 Harbord Road Brookvale Sydney
Phone  939 1767

Robbie Holt: Twin Fin 1
Tracks Number 4, January 1971.
Also see #44
1973 
Central Coast NSW ?
1974
Ted Spencer Model

1975
PO Box 43 Bangalow NSW
Phone Bangalow 159

Hutchinson pintails, Bangalow, 1975
Tracks #54, March 1975
The advertisement notes that the boards are fully shaped and glassed by Paul Hutchinson
and the Stickers are individually hand-coloured.


Paul Hutchinson later shaped for Bear Surfboards.
- Tracks ad and notes by Jason Connell, March 2017.


Hutchinson, Brookvale, 1971.
Decal courtesy of Snazzy, February 2019.
Hutchinson, Bangalow, 1975.

Surfing World Volume 14 Number 2, 1970.
Hutchinson, Brookvale, 1971

 


Bangalow 159: drawn and hand-coloured by L. Golebinsky?

Decal thanks to Snazzy, December 2019.


Huzza Wuzza Surfboards
"The Original Rock and Roll Surfboards"
Cronulla/Carringbah?
1980
Richard Herbert 
Deceased February 2006?
Decal courtesy of Sammy, April 2012.

Hydro-Cool Surfboards
Gold Coast, Queensland.?
1986
Robert Morley
1989
Colan Hi-tech Glass Fabric Systems

1995
Hyrdo-Cool Longboards - Snap Pivoter by Bob McTavish




   


 
 

Hyper Surfboards
Gold Coast, Queensland.
1988
Phil McGregor






Hyper Active Surfboards
1988
?
Karl Hassel


    


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