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Valla Surfboards
Nambucca Heads, NSW
1978
Paul Joske









Valentine Surfboards (Qld)
410 Logan Road, Stones Corner, Brisbane, Qld.
Brisbane: 49 3425
The Promontory Road, via Fish Creek, Victoria.
Melbourne: 93 5295
1973
Alan Valentine

Butterfly contributed by Tony, Hawkesnest, NSW, December 2008 and Snazzy, 2019. 
For other butterfly decals see Fred Pyke Surfboards and Monarch Surfboards.

Fish Creek  decal image contributed by Ignatz, South West Rocks, NSW, August 2011.

Breakway July 1974: 
Fire at the Fish Creek Valentine Surfboards Factory


Thanks to Snazzy, August, 2019.







Van Straalen Surfboards
Dick Van Straalen Surfboards
Pacific Highway, Kirra Point, Queensland.
1972
Also see Surf Design (1969), Spirit of the Sea (1970).

(Dick) Van Straalen Surfboards
Burleigh Heads Qld:
1973
Dick Van Straalen and Peter Evans

1975 

Dick Van Straalen, Richard Harvey
Also see Surf Design Queensland and Spirit of the Sea Surfboards.



- Shaped for Bob Cooper, circa 1971
Down railer, vee in nose with extreme concave in tail.



Circa 1976, Note Stralen mis-spelling.


Dick Van Straalen
Burleigh Heads, Queensland.
 Winged heart decal, circa 2000.
Image contributed by Jim Swinton, July 2006.

Vanya Surfboards
?
1969
? home-made?
Noted: 7ft 9" Tracker shape (square tail), with a shallow spoon
nose on the deck.
Similar to, or copy of, a board ridden by Bob McTavish in Greenough's IMLOIF
18 inch fin
H
and painted decal on the bottom and female nude on the deck.

Also see Nat Young Surfboards.



Varda Surfboards
1973
??

Image courtesy of Robyn F., January 2014.




Vel-Aqua Sports Equipment (Surfboards)
circa 1965?
Victoria?
A water sport manufacturer and supplier of various craft and accessories including water-skis, skim boards, aquaplanes and paddle-boards.
 
Adhesive decal image emailed by George, early 2009.

Vel Aqua Australia and Aquaplane decals thanks to Snazzy, February 2019.

Also see
Eva Braun on an aquaplane, Lake Wolfgangsee, 1938.
https://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675077732_Eva-Braun_water-skiing_Eva-Braun-on-surfboard_Wolfgangsee-Lake
 
Noted with thanks by Gary Lynch, February 2019.
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Venus Light Surf Design
circa 1975?
Queensland?
Vic Tantau Surfboards
Tantau Surfboards
1957

Vic Tanau
8 Grandview Grove, Moorabin, Victoria
Phone: XL-4259
  c 1960
310 Chestfield Road, Moorabin, Victoria
Phone: 95-4259
Early balsa boards had tin plate decals.


Advertisement from
The Victorian Surfer 
March 1963 Volume 1 Number 3 
Minerva Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., 17 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, page 76.
Note the spelling of Tantu and Big Wave Boards and Ballooners (?)

A balsa board is on loan and displayed by the ANMM from Leonie Tantau, who reported in April 2007:
My father Vic Tantau made one of the first balsas in Victoria in the late 50`s  in a room  out the back of an old kiosk on the Esplanade in Torquay and in a garage in Moorabbin and in a factory in Moorabbin.
Just as a matter of interest the balsa board I own has been on display in the Sydney Maritime Museum for quite a few years now.

See

Notes on ANMM collection


 
Decal thanks to Snazzy, February 2019.
  
Moorabbin, 1959.  Decal courtesy of snazzy, January 2019.


Village Surfboards
1973
Pacific Highway Charlestown, NSW.
Peter Cornish
Tracks, May 197




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1975
Incredibly detailed French (?) landscape,
with wine barrels being loaded at
 Brassiere - De Maitre Kanter
-decal courtesy of Marcus, December 2018.
 

Vitamin Sea Surfboards
1985
Queensland?
Tad Ciastula
 


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Geoff Cater (1999-2019) : Catalogue : Manufacturer Index - V.
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