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Safari Surfboards
Mermaid beach
Gold Coast
Qld
1963
Laurie Hohensee


Also see
Hohensee Surfboards.




.

Safari Surfboards by Laurie Hohensee 1962.
Decal image conteibuted by Mark Workum, October 2005.

Safari by Laurie Hohensee ,1963.

Safari Surfboards
Durban, South Africa
1977
 
Decal image contibuted by Mark Wallace, June 2009.

Saggus Surfboards
1975
North Coast?
Michael Saggus
Ronnie Goddard

See: Summercloud Surfboards, below.





Saltwater Surfboards
1975
Central Coast?:
Geoff Wakefield ?
 ' A.Feller '
Image emailed by Steve, June 2008.

Yellow and orange decals contributed with thanks by Snazzy, December 2010 and September 2013..

Also circa 1978: hand drawn decal "Saltwater Surfboards designed by Bruce Corey"?






Sam Egan Surfboards
Also see Egan Surfboards.
Newcastle NSW:.
1963
Sam Custom Surfboards - Merewether Surf Shop.
93 Fredrick Street Merewether


1967
Garry Hansen

1977
Neil Purchase


1977

Sam Egan and Alan Mitchell

1979
Ken McDonald, Col Smith (Newcastle) and Sam Egan.
 







 


Snazzy (January 2019): Dirty early Sam Egan......seldom seen logo.
Not sure if you want to use it or not ?

  




Star decals courtesy of snazzy, January 2019.




Sanchi Surfboards
?
1975
Robin Parker

Decal courtesy of Snazzy, January 2019.


San Juan Surfboards
Click the decal for detailed entry.

San Rachael Surfboards
Coolangatta, Queensland
1975


Wave Rat
(with surf-ski paddle?)

Decal thanks to Snazzy, February 2019.

 


Sans Souci Underground Surfboards
Sydney ?
1985


Santosha Surfboards
Unit 6, 38 Russell Street, Morely, Western Australia.
Phone: 276-3645

1980
1982

Al Bean

1989
Mick Manolas


   
1980 decals thanks to Snazzy, June 2019. 





Santuc Surfboards
Anglesea, Victoria.
1974
Shane Sands and Greg Tucker


Entry adjusted January 2015 following an email from Niven Neyland:
I knew both owners, Shane Sands and Greg Tucker, who set it up in the late 70s in Anglesea, VIC, around the bend at the four kings set of shops, on the way out to Lorne.




Saunders Surfboards
1975
Anglesea, Victoria.



Sauron Surfboards
1979
Victoria ?
Andrew Breedon
Scott Dillon Surfboards 
Dillon Surfboards


Click
decals
for
full
entry.               





SE Surfboards
Sydney
1970


Sea Surfboards
Byron Bay ?
1974


Sea Bird Surfboards
?
1964
Probably a contract production board made by a Sydney manufacturer, and retailed through large chain stores and sporting goods stores, such as Hartley's of Melborne.


Sea Company Surfboards
?
1986


Sea Dart Surfboards
78 Nirvana St, Long Jetty, NSW
1975
John Irwin




Sea Darts Surfboards
Curl Curl NSW
1979
Nick Daly;
1981
and Tony McDonald ;









Sea Dream Surfboards
??
1982
Grant Butler.
Decal image thanks to Derek,  February 2012.

Seaduece Surfboards
45 South Street  Kempsey 2440
1978
Alf Jeffries 





Seafever Surfboards
Newcastle
1986



Sea Flight Surfboards
Jefferys Bay 252, South Africa
1980
Glen D'Arcy
Noted: Flyer swallow-tail twin fin.


 

Sea Flight Surfboards
??
1981
Jack Knight
Decal images thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction 2011, #176.
1984
Glen Winton Design and 4 Fin Flex Design,
Also see Glen Winton Surfboards.
1989
High Speed Finish


 


 


  




 





Sea Hawke Surfboards
?
1985
Rob Parker
     

Sea Horse Surfboards
South Australia
1975
Rob Parker
Gerry Webb
Decal on a Twin-fin, circa 1980.

Sea Jewels Surfboards
1975
PO Box Crescent Head
Cornish Brothers


1977
Kempsey NSW
Peter Cornish


1984
Kempsey NSW
Peter Cornish


Sea Jewel
1986

Kempsey NSW
Peter Cornish







Sea Level Surfboards
1978
Brighton, Victoria.
598-9553
Rod Stock and Stephen Taranato.

Stephen Taranato commented:
The owner, Rod Stock, was a civil engineer and thus a bit of a technocrat.
He did a great deal of experimental/development work with surfboard shapes.
From the very early 70's to the present.
Example, he used to have a CAD CAM fin foiling machine in the mid 80's.
We spent a lot of time maintaining the rage against the "thruster".
Twin fins,  wide based (keel) fin twinnies, four fins, twin fins with stabiliser fin, single fins etc., various channel bottoms.

Sea Level and Shaped by Rod Stock, circa 1978, decals contributed with thanks  by Snazzy, December 2010.












Sea Lord Surfboards
1974
?
 Noted: Board  inscribed Claude and dated 16-9-1974.

Decal contributed with thanks by Sammy, December 2011/


Seamist Surfboards
178 Charles Street, Launceston Tasmania
Phone 31-7352
1977
Darryl Richardson
1979
Peter Nitschke

Red decal image contributed by Nick, January 2013.
Shaped and Designed by Pete decal image contributed by Jason, January 2013.
 




Sea Rider Surfboards
32 Jarratt St, Coffs Harbour.
1977
John Blanch
 
Decal contributed by Snazzy, March 2019.


 Sea Scape Surfboards
Location?
1983,
Designed and handcrafted by Phil Roxburgh.

Image contributed by Jim Swinton, July 2006.
 


Serenity Surf Design
Cronulla district
1974
Michael St. John
Top: serenity - mike st. john, circa 1974.
Below: Serenity Surf Design, circa 1975.


1977, decal thanks to Snazzy, June 2019.






Serious Fun Surfboards
Coffs Harbor, NSW.
circa 1984
Ronnie Goddard
See Summer Cloud Surfboards
Shady Hollow Surfboards
1973
John Jolly
Revolution by Warren and Sid (Jamie).

Decal images contributed by Snazzy, October 2010, April 2015 and February 2019.
Snazzy noted, October 2010:
John Jolly apparently shaped his Shady Hollow boards, with Mick Pierce, from the stables of the Trigger Bros. shaping bays.
Also: Mick Mackie.
 
1975
Wayne Lynch




1977

1982

Shady Mountain Shooters
Crescent Head, NSW
1977
John Lewis and Alan Blyth.




Shane Surfboards

Click the link above or any of the decals for the detailed entry for Shane Surfboards.









Shanon Surfboards
?
1973

Shanti Surfboards
1972-3
Retailed from Shanti Surfshop, 89 Pittwater Rd Manly.
Tim Duff's Surf Centre started around 1968, later the Shanti Surf Shop in early 1970s, the Boardroom in mid-1970s, and Sunshine Surfing in the late 1970s.
After several owners, including Kinsley Looker and Phil Baxter (the last), Sunshine Surfing ceased
trading for fifty years and closed on 28 May, 2018.
1974
Manager:
Tim Duff                      Glasser: Gordon Knight
Sander: Phil Smith                      Shaper: Jack Knight
Finisher: George Sanchel           Surfer: Larry McMurich.

In July 2005, Rob Tebble commented:
Tim Duff, the owner, wanted to make boards.
The one's he shaped (or glassed) were shockers so he enlisted Bill Cillia- who was shaping at Keyo at around the same time.


[The] Shaping Company Surfboards
Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads, NSW
1986
Greg Webb

1988
Wayne Cleggett






1992
Matty Hurworth
Shaped and vandalised by Matty Hurworth
Precision Hacking Equipment



 
 
     





SC-The Shaping Co. and Greg Webb, 1990s
Images
thanks to Snazzy, September 2017.



Shark Surfboards

South Australia
 Brendan Rose, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria reports February 2004...
 pop-out , originating from Sth. Aussie , bearing the name "Shark Surfboards" . Also 9"6 , "D" fin.
Futher information requested.
Shark Island Designs Surfboards
Cronulla
1978
Geoff Solness

Contributed by Rob Treage, July 2009.


Sharlen Surfboards
East Brisbane , Queensland.
1973
 Bob (?) Hansen
Shaun emailed July 2010:
Hi, just thought I would drop you a quick line about `SHARLEN` Surfboards .
Had one in the early 70`s .
They were made by two brothers in East Brisbane , Queensland .
They had a small surfshop there and the factory was nearby .
As far as I can recollect there was a fire at the factory and one of the brothers was killed in the glassing room ?
Or so the story goes ??
After that the shop closed down and that was the last I heard of the brand .
I don`t know how big they were but I do vaguely remember speaking to one of the boys when I bought my
board from them , they were both about my age at the time and trying to make a go of it so may deserve a
mention in your brilliant catalogue .

Kim Hancock noted, with thanks, December, 2011 (edited):
"I think the guy who mentioned Sharlin surfboards having a fire was possible thinking of Nalu."

See Nalu Surfboards.


Shaun Tomson Surfboards
[African Surf Design by Shaun Tomson]
Durban, South Africa
Manly NSW:

1975
Darryl Holmes 
Manufactured under license by McGrigor Surfboards, 186 Harbord Road, Brookvale.
-Tracks, Number 56 May 1975, page 14.

African Surf Design by Shaun Tomson decal image thanks to Noddy B., Surf Auction, May 2014.

Shaun Tomson Surfboards decal image thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction, November 2011, Catalogue #126.
 
  

    







Shaw Surfboards
14 Harcourt Street,
(Phone?): Newtown  2754
Geelong Victoria.

1964
Decal thanks to Snazzy, March 2019.


Shear Water Surfboards
1975
South Gippsland, Victoria.
Jamie Gair
Sheeley Surfboards
1978
Newcastle
Peter Sheely


1982

1983

2005

1979

Sheely: Three V Flyer, 1982.

1985



Shellharbour Surfboards
1975



Shelter Surfboards
1982
NSW
Chris Miller


Shivaya Surfboards
1974
Red Hill South,Victoria
Advertisement: Breakway November 1974


Shotgun Surfboards
1989
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Mike Tully St. John
See
Serenity Surf Design, above.
1990
shotgunsurf.com.au
   

 

Shud Surfboards
Melbourne
1968-1969
?

Noted: a non-professional (home-garage?) rounded pintail made about 1968-1989.
Hand drawn and coloured decal with Melbourne phone numbers.

Possibly a half nod to the popular surf band Tamam Shud.


Sigitas Surfboards
circa 1976
?



Silver Strand Surfboards
?
1977
Greg Hogan

 

Silver Shadow Surfboards
circa 1995
?
Tony Demovic


Simon Anderson Surfboards
1979
Power Surfboards- plastic roto-moulded board
Simon and David Anderson



Simon Anderson - Energy Surfboards
1985
Simon Anderson
Frank Latta





Many thanks to Jason Connell for the decal images,
March 2017.

   









Sinclair Surfboards
1972
48 1511 (?)
Decal image provided by B. James, August 2010.

Skate Surfboards
1977
Victoria?
Skid Star Surfboards
1990
Queensland?
Dave McDonald


Ski - Free [Model - Surfboards?]
1974?
Queensland
Michael Peterson.


Decal
contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.



Skinner Surfboards
?
Phone: 20-5303
1970

?
 

Skipp Surfboards
John Skipp Surfboards
1964-1965

Paul Holmes: How long have you been making surfboards in Wollongong?
John Skipp: S
even years this time.
I had ago in 1964, but I gave it up after a year because no one was surfing in winter.
(John Skipp later remarked:
When I opened my first store in Fernhill in 1963, I was the only surf shop on the coast between Sydney and Melbourne.)
(In 1969-1970, I started) a surf shop ... selling everyone else's boards ... that wasn't where it was at, so I started making them again.

- Tracks, September 1976, page 14.


1970
See Skipp-Williams Surfboards, below.
24 Flinders Street Wollongong NSW

Phone 228
1975

and Paul Nichol, Phil Byrne, Dave Byrne, Terry Richardson, Terry Cooper and Chris Horne ;
1977
Kevin Parkinson, Paul Nicol and Richard Palmer (Kneeboards)
1979
and Terry Richardson ;
1980
Ed Sinnott
Frank Latta
Greg Chapman

1985
Edd Sinnott's Hydro force model (3 fin, channel bottom)
Factory glassing











Surfboards by Skipp, 1976
.

Skipp block, 1985.
Above decals courtesy of Dave Hughes, May 2009

Skipp: Hydro-Force, 1985.

Courtesy of Ken Grieves, March 2016.











John Skipp Surfboards, 1974

Left: Skipp: Ed Sinnott Shapes and Airbrush, 1985.
Above: Skipp: Glassworks, 1985.



Skipp Surfboards,  circa 1976contributed by Snazzy, October 2011.

  
Skipp Surfboards, Shaped by Ralph Riddel, circa 1988.
 

Skipper Surfboards
Adelaide?
circa 1960 Plywood timber surf and paddleboards.
Example noted: 7ft 6'' pintail, square rails, D fin.

Skipper decal, right, courtesy of Dave Hughes, May 2009.





Skipp Williams Surfboards
24 Flinders Street North Wollongong NSW, 28-8878
1970

- Tracks, December 1970, page 28.
Prossibly a precursor to Skipp Surfboards, above.

Decal, right, courtesy of Digger, January 2012.

Sky Surfboards
3 Banksia Sreet, Byron Bay NSW 
1972
Owned by Geoff Hears and the first shaper was Chris Young, younger brother of Nat.
Chris used the first Sky decal complete with the Julian Rocks at the top.
Thereafter these were regularly cut from the decal, notably on the boards shaped by Michael Cundith, mostly initialled M.C.
- decal and edited notes by
Jason Connell, March 2017.
1974
Michael Cundith
1976
Bob McTavish
Early shaper's decals as Bob Mac Tavish:
The first print run got the spelling wrong so we had to run with it for two weeks till the new logo was ready.
Only about ten boards made with the added a. - Bob McTavish, March 2017.

(Ron) Ford (Brothers?) model shaped by McTavish.
1977

Michael Cundith and Chris Brock ,
Noted: Sky-Bob McTavish flyer swallow-tail  with twin-fins in boxes, 6ft x 20" x 3" with cockatoo and parrot mural on the bottom signed by Mono Stewart.
1979

and Greg Melhuish: Clear Line
Rodney Dahlberg, Robert Fenech*, Gary Timperley, and Bruno Buzzolan.
Glassing by David Kelly
* Spelling adjusted April 2011, thanks to Wayne French.
1980
Rob Fenench: Suffolk Snakes (Twin-fin)
1982

Neil Cormack, Darryl Bulger
1983
Sky-Natural Flite shaped by Greg Melhuish
1986
Garry Timperly, Twinzer
1989
The Robot: signature model for Noel (The Robot) Graham, pro surfer in the 1980's & 1990's, shaped by Neil Cormack.
2010

Neil Cormack.

Handcrafted by Bob Mac Tavish, 1976

1979



Sky: Glassed by David Kelly,1979

Sky: Ford (Brothers?) model, 1976.

Sky: Gary Timperley model, 1979

Sky: Shaped by Robert Fenech, 1980

Sky Circle, circa 1985

Sky: Shaped by Robert Fenech Designs, 1985
 
Sky Sun Centre, 1985

Sky Surfboards, 1972

Sky Surfboards, Michael Cundith, 1972







Gary Timperley, 1979

Sky Surfboards, 1985

Sky: Suffolk Snakes (Rob Fenench), 1980

Sky: Clear Line (Greg Melhuish), 1980

Sky Slash, 1986
.

Sky, 1988.

Sky: Neil Cormack, 1988.
 
Sky: Est. 1974, circa 1999

Robot Model: Noel Graham Design, 2000.

Slash Stix Surfboards
?
1982
John Scollay
Slaven Surfboards
Victoria?
1988
Ross Slaven

Ross also shaped for Rip Curl


Slime Design Surfboards
?
1985
Paul Green

 

Soden Surfboards
?
1973


Sojourn Surfboards
?
1975

?

Decal thanks to Snazzy, June 2019.


Sol Surfboards
33 Tamar Street, Ballina
1974





Solar Surfboards
?
circa 1986



Solar Power Surfboards
Botany NSW ?
circa 1980
Shaper: Mick Wilson


   

Something Incredible Surfboards
20 Woodfield Boulevade
Carringbah
Phone : 525-3737
circa 1968.
Darrell Eastlake and John Rhodes.

Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005.
Catalogue No. 89A.
 Thanks to Mick Mock

Sojourn Surfboards
1986
Phil Macgregor

Decal thanks to Snazzy, June 2019.


SOS Surfboards
1986
Phil Macgregor




South Coast Surfboards
Sandon Point Wollongong NSW
1972
Kevin Parkinson, Terry Richardson
1974
Theo Hoppel 
1978.
Patrick (Owner)
Terry Cooper and Dan Osborne
1979
Noel Gibbson
?



# 25 McCoy







Decals below courtesy of Snazzy, March 2019.

South Coast Surfboards
?
2010
Ian Chisholm


South Coaster Surfboards
Castalloy Pty Ltd 
Mooringe Avenue, Plympton, South Australia
1964

Advertisement right:
Surf Scene,1964 -Number 1, page 45. 
The "South Coaster" by Castalloy is the very latest in surfboards!
It has been specially designed to bring all the thrills of surfboard 
riding into the family circle. 
Now, dad and mum can ride the "South Coaster" waves with the younger ones. 
"South Coaster" has many superior qualities to attract the discerning buyer. 
Its distinctive rakish cut and sparkling double-thickness fibreglass finish make it the best looking surfboard on the beach.
Its unique foam polystyrene construction gives it remarkable buoyancy and sufficient strength to do away with the need for centre stringers.
Wide range of colours available. 
Board size is 9 ft. 6 in.
# 25 McCoy
FULLY INSURED
"South Coaster" boards are fully Insured against theft, loss or damage for one year from the time of purchase.
 CANVAS BAG
A tailormade canvas bag which completely covers the board is included in the price.
AVAILABLE FOR CASH OR TERMS
S.A.- AII Branches of John Martins and Harris Scarfes.
Vic.- AII Branches McEwans and Foys.
Orders can also be placed through the following agents:
Queensland: K. H. DORE & SONS, 505 Boundary Rd Brisbane
New South Wales: F. W. GREEN & CO. PTY. LTD.
100 Clarence St., Sydney8
Western Australia: D. E. WITHERS & CO, Goodwood Pde., Rivervale.

Southerly Surfboards
???
1978
Peter Joe

Decal from Sammy88, June 2014.


Southerly Change Surfboards
Ulladulla, NSW.
1986

???
Decal thanks to Snazzy, February 2019.


Southern Comfort Surfboards
96-100 Willarong Road Carringbah NSW
31 Parraweena Road Taren Point NSW
178 Taren Point Road, Taren Point 
Rear 180 Taren Point Road Caringbah NSW
1974
Bob Liddell and Denny Childs
-image thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction 2010.
Denny: Shaper, Wayne : Glasser
- Tracks February 1974
1977
Bill York 
Darren Pracy
-image thanks to Jonno, Februaury 2014.

              




Southern Contour Surfboards
1973
Danny Childs
Southern Juice Surfboards
SJS Surfboards
1978

96 Geelong Road, Torquay.
61-3545
15 Rocklea Drive, Torquay, Victoria.

Don Allcroft
Jim Pollock

Full company name and decal images
contributed with thanks by Snazzy, December 2010, April 2015.

       



Southernman Surfboards
Ulladulla, NSW ?
circa 1975
Ken McDonald

Top: Old English script decal circa 1975, courtesy of Darren Pratt, 2008.

Below: Southernman circa 1977, courtesy of Pete T., April 2012.





Southernman Surfboards
WA
Corner Surf Shop in Geraldton by Greg Antcliff, who was an ex-Newcastle boy and represented New South Wales.
Named the Kalbarri Model, this was No.2 board that he shaped in 1976/77 while working at Geraldton.

Southern Ocean Surfboards
?
1974
Decal thanks to Snazzy, August 2019.

Noted:
7ft 9" x 18.5" x 2.5" pin-tail gun with wood and two glue-line stringers, leg-rope hole in fin, post-production plug and lightning bolt decor


Southern Surf Centre Surfboards
North Terrace, Port Elliot, South Australia.
1979
Wayne Dale


Southern Swells Surfboards
Victoria?
1989
?


South Land Surfboards
1964
Box 211 PO Broadway
Sydney, Australia.

(Hand-drawn ???
)


South o Border Surfboards
1982
Fingal Head, NSW
Darryl Miller 
South Side Surf Shop
Graham King Surfboards
1964

South Swell Surfboards
Alexandra Headlands
1965
Bob McTavish
The decal image was forwarded by Scott Archibald, April 2010.
Scott also contacted Bob McTavish, who noted:
You got  the right guy.. I shaped all South Swells for Hayden Kenny at Alexandra Headlands in 1965 as a subsidiary label to his famous Hayden boards.
They went into a department store in Brisbane. 
They were glassed by Bob Cooper, sanded by Algy Grud, glossed by Russell Hughes. 
Rare.
Many thanks to Scott and Bob.

South Swell Surfboards
39 Queen Street, Moruya, NSW
1974
John Lewis Surf Designs
Tracks, 1974 Number 51, page 22

Spade Surfboards
Sydney, Moruya, NSW.
1970
Warren Newton

Warren kindly forwarded these notes and some photographs in  October 2019 (edited):
Id been making Spade brand boards in Sydney for some years and due to the increasing popularity of my boards in the late 60s by surfers along the far south coast of N.S.W. particularly with the surfers from Canberra, I relocated to Moruya N.S.W. in August 1970, an area where Id spent most of my time surfing in the late 1960s.
 
I rented a small 2 bedroom house on a working dairy farm on the Moruya River just in land from the Moruya township.
Along with a few mates we divided the house into a mixture of residence and work place.
We all shared a large single bedroom (separate beds) and used the smaller second bedroom as our glassing and finish coat room.
We shaped and sanded the boards in a dirt floor garage-barn along side the house.
 
I was the first board maker on that part of the coast, the closest other guys were Barry Taylor Surfboards and Woody Surfboards both in Nowra about 200 Kilometres north.
 
The summer of 1970-1971 was the apex of my board manufacturing business.
Our rented house became the centre of the local surfing culture and became known as The Farm people would be continuously dropping in
and on many weekends unplanned parties would evolve, wed show home-made 8 mm surf movies projected onto the wall of the garage-barn, people would be sleeping in their cars scattered around the property at night only to fade away during the day to go surfing returning at night to catch up with each other and brag about their days surfing.
 
I eventually moved back to Sydney only making the odd board for friends for a couple of more years, before giving it totally away to concentrate on family and other business interests.
After leaving Moruya in the early 1970s and returning to live in Sydney others from time to time came and went as local board makers in the Moruya area and I faded into history as it should be.
 
Then in 1989 I once again moved back to live in Moruya and continue to live here today.
Im now 70 and no longer surf as age has taken its toll.
I cant complain I had my time in the Sun, a time before crowded surfs and over commercialism took surfing from a lay back lifestyle to a highly competitive big dollar business.
 
I hope you find this information of some interest, Im sending this to you not for any ego or self promoting reasons I just believe accurate history is important.
Thank you for your time, cheers and all the best with your important web site, please keep the good work up.



Original artwork

Speakys Surf Shop (Dawn Patrol Surfboards?)

Torquay,Vic.
1974
"dc"
Spectra Surfboards
?
1986


Speed Surfboards
?
1973
Spiral Ride Surfboards
Pambula, NSW
1982
Michael Peterson
Tommy Peterson 

Image contributed by George, May 2009.


Spirit Filled Surfboards
?
1975
Greg Johnston


Spirit Filled Surfboards
South Australia
Phone 382-9418

1976
Greg Frost
Also see Greg Frost Surfboards


Image above contributed, with thanks,
by Niv Neyland, February 2011.
Niv wrote:
"I have taken this shot from a T shirt I bought from Greg around 25 or more years ago. 
His entry on looks a bit naked on the surf research site so I thought the logo could go up there (if t shirt logo's are allowed)."







Spirit of the Sea Surfboards
Kirra Point, Queensland.
Owner:  Ken Gudenswager
1970
Dick van Straalen, Rick Neilson, Keith Paull, Peter Townend
1972
Neal Purchase
1973
Darryl Bulger


 
Peter noted on ebay, September 2008:
Spirit of the Sea was started by Ken Gudenswager from Adlers and up until about 72 had Dick Van Straalen, Rick Neilson, Keith Paull and Peter Townend shaping, after that no one is to sure who was shaping there.
Thanks to Mick Mock
Catalogue No. 105.
Sydney Surf Auction
,

Mona Vale  Hotel, 2005.


Spirit of Surfing Surfboards
Lennox Head
1978
Spooky Surfboards
(Angourie ?)
1990


Sportland Surfboard
?
1969 
Possibly made for a sports company.

Decal image courtesy of Manny, many thanks, May 2013. 

Spot Surfboards
Lot 96 Shellharbour Road, Warrilla NSW
Phone: 96-4981

1977
Brian Coombes
The company was later purchased by Warren Carey.
See Carey Surfboards, Warilla.

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






Decal thanks to Snazzy, June 2019.


Springer Surfboards
63 Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria.
(052) 632261
circa 1977
Bill Rowley
Keith Robinson
Chris Cherry
(Knee-board)
1979
Keith Robinson- Shaper, Bill Rowley- Glasser and Shaper, Mick Reed- Preparation, Evan Anderson- Polisher.
Tracks, April 1979, page 15.

1980
Espirit-Channel Power Twin-fin Kneeboard by Michael Anthony
1983

Michael Anthony
Snazzy noted (August, 2019):
Springer surfboard shapers- Bill Rowley, Keith Robinson,Michael Anthony ,Wayne Lynch and Neil Purchase ( Snr).
  

Tracks, April 1979, page 15.



Decals below contributed by Snazzy, October 2010.




   








  



   




Contributed by Snazzy, July 2019.

Spyder Surfboards
1990
Brookvale
Jack Knight
Off-shoot of Shane Surfboards?

1994
Spyder Glyder

  

S. S. C. Surfboards
1979
?
David Kelly


Stanger Surfboards
1972
?


Star Surfboards
Old Bar, Mid-Coast NSW
1978
William York: Custom Shapes.





Star Surfboards
?
1978
Ken MacKenzie




Star Surfboards
Perth, Western Australia.
1983



Star Surfboards (Blank Expressions)
1982
Bruce Smith
Star Jamer Surfboards
Noosa, Queensland.
1979

Decal forwarded by Nambi8, April 2014.



Starz Surfboards
Gold Coast
1979



Starship Surfboards
?? Victoria.
197?
Al Cork
Al Cork emailed, May 2011:
"I was checking out your site and found my mate Rod Stock's label.
Rod and I made our first boards in my dad's garage in 1966. 
I later went on to work at many board factories including RIPCURL in the 70's (circa 1974).
My first label was STARSHIP (image attached, right) and more recently TUBETIME. 
I am still shaping under My name and the TUBETIME label. 
Please check out my website www.tubetime.com.au

Many thanks to Al Cork for this contribution.
Rod Stock also worked at Gazelle Surfboards (c1970), Natural Design Surfboards (Ivanhoe, Victoria , c1974), and Sea Level Surfboards (Brighton, Victoria, 1978).


Straight Shooter Surfboards
?
1985
Andy Gower

Streamline Surfboards
1980
Mark Bromwich.

Stremps Surfboards
?
1971

?


Stewart Surfboards
Mooney Beach, Newcastle.
Catherine Hill Bay.
1978
John Stewart


Steve Core Surfboards
14 Box Road Taren Point
1971

Decal image forwarded by Anon, February 2010. 


Steven Design Surfboards
Clifton Beach, Tasmania,
1983
Leigh Stevens


Steiner Olympic 64.
1964
???
STEINERS
Jardine Street, Kingston, ACT
Tel. 92687
 
Just received complete range of surf boards, from children's 2/2/6 to Steiner Championship board 39/ 5/-
- The Canberra Times, 17 November 1964, page 11.

Stix Surfboards
  ?
1979


Stinga Surfboards
?
1975
Moulded fin-less junior prone board.

See  #370, scroll to bottom.


Stix Surfboards
  ?
2010



Straddie Assault Surfboards
Stradbroke Island, WA?
1988


Strap Surfboards
Neil Croft
1976
Victoria?


Strapper Surfboards
132 Geelong Road, Torquay, Victoria. Phone 052 612312
1973
Dennis Strapper Day 
Day began shaping at Fred Pyke Surfboards, Torquay) and in the early 1970s he moved to Klemm-Bell Surfboards. 
In 1976 opened his own surf shop and a shared a factory with Pat Morgan Surfboards.
Day subsequently set up a factory in a shearing shed on Speakys Farm before building a new surf shop and surfboard factory at Torquay circa 1982.
1979
Michael Di Sciascio.
1980
Strapper- West Coast Surfboards (Kneeboards) shaped by Michael Sciascio..
1988
Scooped Deck by Strapper - Turbo Fins
1989

Michael Di Sciascio purchases the company.
Decal image emailed by Mike from Geelong, June 2009.

Adjusted after  following a note by Karly Day, March 2012:
My dad Dennis Day started Strapper surfboards in 1976 after working for Klemm Bell from the late 60s.
All details can be found on the following site.
http://www.strapper.com.au/about_page.html


           

      

    
























Numerous decals courtesy of Snazzy,
January-March 2019.


Stuart Maxwell Surfboards
Cape Woolami Vic
1979
Stuart Maxwell 
Summer Breeze Surfboards
Swansea, NSW. ?
1976
Peter Wakeman
Decal courtesy of Snazzy, February 2019.
Richard Evans
1988
Summer Breeze Surf Wax, Swansea, NSW.








Summercloud Surfboards
Coffs Harbour NSW
1973
Ronnie Goddard (Goofy Foot)
1974
and Billy Tolhurst 

Decal image right :
Summercloud Surfboards, Coffs Harbour, circa 1975.
Image contributed by Simon Chipper, Phillip Island
April 2006.

Details from pesonal interview, Scott Dillon's Legends Surf Museum, Coffs Harbour, June 29th 2005.
Began surfing at Maroubra, NSW under instruction from elder brother.
Aquatic influence fom sailing father.
First board 1960, custom made balsa board from Southside backyarder - covered with orange pigment.
First foam board from Broovale 1962.
Green tint Volan, 3/4 redwood stringer, D fin, "block decal".
Manufacturer unknown.
Under tutelage of Maroubra's Wayne Burton, Ronnie is 'sponsored' by Barry Bennett Surfboards and in the mid-sixties becomes the Southside agent.
The commissions are invariably used to purchase new boards.
In 1969 he travelled to Victoria and intently examined the 1970 World contest.
He noted the dedicated professionalism of the winner, Rolf Aurness, and the high quality of surfing by Midget Farrelly.
Although Farrelly and Reno Abellira from Hawaii were riding Side-Slipper designs,  they did not employ side- slipping techniques.
These were not recognised as valid manoeuvres by the judges.
Despite failing to progress to the finals, the surfing of Wayne Lynch was outstanding (as demonstrated in Paul Witzig's Sea of Joy and Rodney Sumpter's Freeform),
In Victoria, forced by limited finances, he shaped and glassed his first board.
A single fin, 5 ft 11'' x 17'' with slight belly concave and flat in the tail.
The board featured a Gun template, reflecting some influence from the visiting US/Hawaiian surfers.
The blank was acquired cheaply by stripping and re-shaping an obsolete Malibu board - a common method of the period. ("Backyard Butchery").
On returning to Maroubra in late 1970, Ronnie began manufacturing a small number of boards for friends and locals.
Simply signed ''Goddard'' (ink on rice paper decals) the materials were purchased in kit form.
The supply company, in Day Lane, Kensington, also offered suitable shaping and glassing bays.
A brief visit to Victoria, circa 1971, included glassing for Randall Surfboards, Aspindale, Melbourne.
In 1972, he moved to Coffs Harbor and worked for Cooper Surfboards.
Although his individual approach to design remained, the skill and experience in surfboard construction of Bob Cooper was a distinct influence.
In 1973, Ronnie Goddard started Summercloud Surfboards at Coffs Harbor NSW.
A South-side goofy-foot, the name refers to one of the South Coast's premier left-hand breaks - Summer Cloud Bay, Wreck Bay, (Australian) Pipeline, Black Rock.
Early designs were mostly multi-flyer single fins.
In 1974 while surfing at Raglan, New Zealand, Ronnie Goddard was first exposed to the use of leg ropes.
After destroying two of his boards on Raglan's rocks, he attached a nylon cord and dog collar to a hole in his one surviving board.
From 1974, in conjunction with Billy Tolhurst and influenced by Reno Abellira's early Fish designs, Ronnie began experimenting with twin fins.
Local interest was negligible in these designs until the contest success and media recognition of Mark Richards' Twin fin, circa 1978.

Summercloud Surfboards,
Coffs Harbour, circa 1977.
Image contributed with thanks
by Jim Swinton.
January 2006.






Summercloud Surfboards,

Coffs Harbour, circa 1977.
Image contributed with thanks 
by George Smith.
January 2008.





Summercloud Surfboards,

Karora, circa 1978.
Image contributed with thanks 
by Flexi, March 2014.






Ronnie Goddard and Quiver,
Summercloud Surfboards,
Coffs Harbour, 1977.
Photograph : Bob Cooper
Surfing World Magazine 
October 1977 
Volume 25 Number 6, page 63.








Following the close of Summercloud (1982?), Ronnie worked for a short period at Bill Cilla's Nivarna Surfboards, Kincumber NSW, before starting Serious Fun Surfboards in 1984 at Coffs Harbor
In 1990, Ronnie established Goddard Surfboards.
Jim Swinton contributed the decal image (above) in January 2006 and attached the following (edited) note ...
Geoff, as requested the Summercloud logo.
I spoke to Ron Goddard, who was an original member of the MSA (Maroubra Surfers Association) in the 1960's, about the Summercloud brand and he mentioned that he along with Billy Tolhurst were shaping them.
He also said that they didn't put their names on the blank as I was looking to see who shaped this one of mine.
He said that Billy mostly had concaves in his (boards) and as mine did not, he most probably shaped it.
Hope that helps,love your site. Regards
Jim Swinton.

Summer Session Surfboards
1976
Central Coast, NSW.


Sun Surfboards

1976
?
Sunbird Surf Design
Victoria?.
1978
Don Allcroft

 

Sunburnt Country Surfboards
Central Coast, NSW.
1978
Gabe Callaghan

Sun Chaser Surfboards
circa 1984
?





Sundance Surfboards
circa 1970 to 1976
Central Coast, NSW?
Craig Morris

A spoon deck kneeboard noted by Len Gunther, May 2007.

Decals:
Sundance,  Sold by Central Coast Surf Shop, 1973
.

Sundance, 1975. 
Contributed by Len
 
   

Sundance Designs [Surfboards]
Ballina, NSW
1978
Peter Townsend


Sundance Surfboards
Wonthaggi, Victoria.
(056) 721-872
1983
Greg Hogan
 

Entry adjusted in January 2015 following an email from Tim Nelson:
These were shaped by Greg Hogan at Wonthaggi in Victoria.
Greg is now at Island surfboards.

Top:
Decal
contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.
Below:
Sundance Red and Blue, 1983.
- Decal images from Geordie, March 2014.

   
1984
Neil Luke Kneeboards for Sundance Surfboards,













 

Sun Dancer Surfboards - Kneeboards
1982
236 Harbord Road, Brookvale 2100 NSW
(02)938-3270
Wayne Hutch.












Sunlit Performance Surfboards
1974
?


Sunova Surfboards,
Mandurah WA.
1995
Owner/Shaper Bert Berger.
Balsa covered foam boards, (Mals and shortboards).
The balsa laminate is vacuumed onto a shaped polystyrene blank and set with epoxy resin
Reported, with thanks, Brook and Fenella December 2003.
1999
Bamboo and fibreglass combination


Sunrise Surfboards
Caves Rd, Yallingup, WA
Owner: David Plaisted
1973
Ian Cairns shaping.



Sunrise Surfboards
Top of Taps Surfshop, 
O'Halloran Hill and Victor Harbour, South Australia.
Phone: 29-5995
1975 
 ??

Decals contributed by Snazzy, February 2019 and Peter Moon, Adelaide, August 2008.


 

Sunrise Surfboards
1983
Old Bar, Mid North Coast
Phone: 537683
Ken McDonald
1986
Retailed from Capricorn Surf Centre,Taree.


















Sunset Surfboards
???
1978
Ned McMahon





1982

???
Warren Gunning





Sunset Surfboards
???
1965
Reported as retailed from Tony Egan's Sport Store, Millicent ? South Australia.

Sunshine Surfboards
Redcliffe, Queensland.
1978
An off-shoot of Cowley Surfboards.
Iann Cowley, April 2012, noted the company "belonged and was created by Eric Cowley."
Robert Pridmore

Mark Pridmore emailed the following (edited) comment in February, 2008:
"My father , Robert Pridmore worked for Cowley surfboards in the early 70's in Redcliffe and also for labels Sunshine (which I believe was his own label ) and also had something to do with Candleworks."

Decal image contributed with thanks, by Paulie M., March 2013.
 

Sunshine Classic Longboards
Queensland ?
1995
Brian Ho
   

Supa Natural Surfboards
The Surf Factory, Newcastle
(049) 69-5889

1978
Mike Byrnes








 


Decal thanks to Snazzy, August, 2019.

Supersession Surfboards

Queensland?
1974
Graham Allen
Super Stick Surfboards
?
1977


 

(Australian) Surface Fish Surfboards
??
1983

Surfari Custom Surfboards
Australia ?
1959



Surfari Surfboards
Castalloy Plastics Pty. Ltd.
Adelaide, South Australia
1963
Shark model.
Swordfish model.

Swordfish decal courtesy of Vern, Caloundra, March 2017.
Surfari #258, 910.
 










    

Surf Assault Weapons
Stanwell Park, South Coast, NSW
1982
?




Surfboards Australia
25 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah.
Used in California by Gordon and Smith Surfboards in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Probably G&S or Peter Clarke factories in Taren Point.
1970
Decal
contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.

1977
Boards by
Peter Townend, Robert Conneeley,  Alan Blythe, Terry Bishop, Steve Griffiths, Peter Glasson, Bob Liddell, Brad Mayes, Gary Hughes and Morning Star.
Tracks January 1977, page 32.
See
Gordon and Smith Surfboards



Surfboards Australia
1968-1974
Gordon and Smith Surfboards,
California.

Decal left from a twin-fin, circa 1970.


Surfboards Burleigh Heads
64 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, Queensland.
1974

Surfboards Burleigh Heads, contributed by Phil with thanks, May 2011.
 


Surfboards Cronulla
Shark Island - Taren Point ?
1990

Geoff Solness

Decals thanks to Snazzy,
March 2019.
 

Surfboards Penong
1977
Paul Gravelle


The Surf Company -  Burleigh Heads Surf Co
Burleigh Heads, Queensland
1979
Dick van Straalen and Richard Harvey






Surf Design
Surfers Paradise, Queensland
1969
Dick van Straalen
1972
Surf Design - ying and yang, later Town and Country Hawaii and Australia.

Surf Design- van Straalens Spirit of the Sea.
Decals contributed by snazzy, January 2019.

Also see The Surf Company, Spirit of the Sea Surfboards and Dick van Straalen Surfboards.




Surf Design
Queensland
1974
Les Aberdeen
Tommy Peterson
Mark or Mick Rabbidge- MR, shapers markings circa 1975.

Surf Design decal 1977 courtesy of Mick Mock.
Sydney Surf Auction, 2010.

Surf Design decal and MR markings 1975 with additional notes courtesy of Jason Connell, March 2017.

Jason has suggested that MR is Mick Rabbidge, son of Mark Rabbidge.


Surf Design,  1974

Surf Design,  1975 (Shaped by MR)
Surf Design, Shaped by Les Aberdeen, 1977

Surfboards Hawaii
Byron Bay NSW:
Warren Cornish

Surforce Surfboards
Burleigh Heads, Queensland
1988
Hand Shaped by Motor


 





Surfline Surfboards

Surfers Paradise
1976
Peter Drouyn, Gary Joske 
Surf Machines Surfboards
???Newcastle
1979



Surf Master (Surfboards)
1962-1963
Melborne, Phone 35-1012
Craig Scott
Noted: board identification "Rob Aldred"
Surfrider (Surf-mats)
1978
Polyester/Nylon ... with handles and plastic fins.
Deflated size 118cm x 72 cm.
Made in Taiwan.


(The) Surf Shop
1962-1963
Albert House, King George Square, Brisbane, Phone 35-1012
Noted: Early 1960's restored 9ft 3" stringer-less (!) with wooden D-fin, about 8.5" deep.


Surf Star Surfboards
???
1964
Surfstar Made Exclusively for Farmers.
Farmers was a large retail  chain.


Surf West Surfboards
?
1981
Bruce Montgomery
(Kiwi: New Zealand to Australia?)




Sweet Country Corn
circa 1973
Crescent Head NSW ?
Bill Cilia

An offshoot of Shane Surfboards.
sweet country corn decal, circa 1973

Below, SCC decal, circa 1975, image courtesy of Mick Mock.
Sydney Surf Auction, 2010.



Swift Stix Surfboards
1995
Illawarra-South Coast, NSW ???
Terry Glass



S. Willows Surfboards
?
1973
Shaped by K.S. 28-14-4


Sybernaut Surfboards
Sybernaut Pure Surf Instrument
Wollongong?
1977
Theo Hoppel
Theo also shaped at South Coast Surfboards.
The logo was the designed by hang-gliding pioneer Steve Cohen who glassed for Collins Surfboards.
Decal courtesy of Snazzy, January 2019.


http://collinswoodensurfboards.weebly.com/the-old-sybernaught-sticker.html




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