Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !
Free to take part
We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Atlantic Surfer

The UK's first surf mag to feature full colour photos, 1979. This shot was Alex's first colour cover.
Ted Deerhurst

Steve Daniel, Estagnots , photo also by Alex.

Tad Ciastula of Vitamin Sea.

Atlantic Surfer was a really good mag which ran from '79 to '81. Aussie Greg Haythorpe came over to Newquay and started the mag, with Neil Watson as associate ed. , and Bez Newton and Rod Holmes. Many of the photos came from John Conway and Alex. It was an extensive mag which must have cost loads to produce, which was possibly its ultimate downfall; in 1980 Greg got into difficulties and John Conway took over the helm. The mag didn't last much longer but spurred John on to start Wavelength , which thrived in the cash rich surf boom of the 80s and beyond. Covers from Alex's collection.

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