Submitted by pblewis on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:17
I picked up an old beaten up warren cornish single fin from a lady for free the other day. The logo on it says 'Warren Cornish PO Box 171 Byron Bay', on the top.
Its a bit bang up with a some repairs to nose and tail needed (the shape is there but the previous repair is dodgy. The fibreglass has stress fractures all along the bottom also, but doesnt appear to have any big depressions.
Wondering if anyone out there could give me some advice/information about the shaper and board and restoration of it. All i know if that him and Bob Mctavish shaped together back in the day.
I want to restore it, but not sure if its something worth getting a pro to restore, or if its something i should do myself. (i have some experience in ding repairs) but dont want to stuff it up just in case its a rare classic.
Did you find anything out. I just picked up a red pintail white inlay. pin tail same logo. 6'9 approx. Trying to find out some history. Cheers
A standard board shaped by Cornish wouldn't be considered a rare classic but a nice old board all the same. What you would want to check is who exactly shaped it? Any initials in pencil on the stringer? There are a few Warren Cornish boards shaped by Michael Peterson so don't go hacking away on one of them!
Surf research website may help you date the board according to the logo or try the Fbook site Vintage Surfboard Collectors.
# warren cornish into instagram
As crg said MP - second pic- akwa surf.
Logo suggests 1974 here are the pics, no other initials or markings.https://ibb.co/eTbvAShttps://ibb.co/cDLNqShttps://ibb.co/gKnDx7
This might work