Heritage Centre

Supernova Surfboards

Our collection of vintage surfboards dates back to the early Sixties. We have some rare examples of early British designs including a board by one of the famous Williams brothers. Our beautifully restored Bing Maui Foil is the same design that Rolf Arness won the 1970 world championships on. Our “Freedom Board” shaped by Steve Harewood in around 1969/70 is one of the earliest British shortboards designed to be like the Eggs that Nat Young was riding in Australia. We have a nice example of a 1972 Circle One board shaped by Jeff Townsley and a beautiful Creamed Honey which was shaped by Kevin Cross. We have several boards from the early Eighties, including some Ocean Magic boards shaped by Nigel Semmens who adapted the design for British waves. And last but not least, our Bickers board, one of our greatest boards, made by the great Fred Bickers, one of the early pioneers of Surfboard shaping in the UK. A Bickers surfboard was considered the finest surfboard of its day. Fred Bickers was a cabinet maker and true craftsman, and when he turned his hand to shaping surfboards, they were seen as the Rolls Royce of surfboards. There were very few Bickers boards made (around 200) and there are only approximately 20 of these beautiful boards that still survive. As the only Surfboard Heritage Centre outside of the West Country, we recommend that you come and take a look these rare glimpses into the British surfing culture.

Supernova Surfboards