Submitted by Agate on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 23:56
Hi swellnet I am hoping to piece together some of the story of a board that I have surfed for a few years but only recently discovered what it was. The board was covered in paint and needed some repairs to get back in the water. It surfed great and is a interesting shape so l had always wondered who shaped it. What I found was as big a rush as any wave I've had. Michael Peterson " winter model" about 7"2' I had just finished the first MP book by Sean Doherty but there is no mention of MP and Connexion surfboards. Found the basics about the label but wondering if anyone could share any infomation.
Got a pic?
Hohensee Connexion - shaped by Michael Peterson circa 1972 - Surf research.
Greg Clough had a label 'connexion' around 1978 ?
Connexion was Sunny Coast based late 60s....GC was there but made his way to Sydney via Crescent.Not sure if MP was shaping fulltime if its a sunny coast Connexion.Any logos?
Yep, need photos. Dating the logos will help enormously. I know two guys who a MP experts and 'should' be able to trace it from good quality shots.
Working on getting photos up. The logo on the deck is damaged "Shaped by xxxdingxxx Peterson" but "MP #35 WINTER MODEL" written on the blank near the fin. Beautiful swirling pin lines on the decal but the ding is perfectly over " Michael".
Here comes some pics..
I've just read that GC moved Connexion to the Goldy in around 1971,MP shaped for different people at different times.(Joe Larkin/Aragon/and probably more)So your Winter model is wNorth PLENTY.IF you ever wanted/needed cash the Vintage Surfboard Collectors group on Facebook is the place.
Couldn't part with it, bit of a favourite when it was covered in paint, now I like it even more. Showed a local shaper today. very similar rails to a 10ft + gun he had just glassed.
Definitely shaped between 1971-73.
Will post some photos on the Vintage Surfboard collectors group page on facebook (don't think the photos posted here have worked)
I think these are 3 of the photos you wanted to post.