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1969    Age  Egg      6 ft 7" 
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#42 Age Egg 1969
MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Age Surfboards 142 South terrace Bankstown, Sydney 70-2091
SHAPER: Probably Al Jefferies, Possibly Bill Cilla ( - Al Wilson)
DESIGN:  Egg/Super Stubby/ Double Ender
DESIGNER: Wayne Lynch/Nat Young
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Foam blank with black glueline, Tinted Volan glass with tail patch.
DIMENSIONS
Length :
 6
ft   inches
Width :
 20 3/4
inches
Wide Point :
inches
Nose :
 15 1/2
inches
Tail :
15 1/2
inches
Thickness :
 2 3/4
inches
Pod :
  inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other, Flyer/s :
  inches  
FEATURES
Nose: round
Tail:  round
Deck: S-deck, domed
Bottom:  flat
Rails: 50/50 tending down at the tail
Rocker:
FIN
 Raked 9 1/2" x 6" base, green? 
laminated with legrope hole.

DECOR
DECAL
Deck: 'Bird' logo multi-colour and 'Age' black script at sweet spot
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck:  'Lion 1220/6' 6'' ' - pencil at tail 
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: Clear with blue/grey rail lap, black pinlines, Volan reverse Vee tail patch 
Bottom: Blue/grey laminated tint

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Purchased The Board Centre, 956 Woodville Road Villawood, Sydney June 1996.
Extensive nose repairs in boat matting removed and replaced with Volan glass.
MANUFACTURER HISTORY
Peter emailed  July, 2005 (edited)...
re : Age, Nevada, Nivarna Surfboards.
Your story is a little incorrect, here are the facts ...

Alf Jeffries started AGE Surfboards....with Gary (willer??? - not exactly sure of the surname) who ran the retail side at Bankstown, circa 1966 - 1967.

Alf ran the factory at Lakemba, employees included Billy "Black Boy" Cilia.

About 1971 - 1972, Alf changed the name to Nirvana Surfboards and later on moved the factory to Kinkumber.

In the late 1970's, Alf  sold Nivarna surfboards (proprietor unknown) and relocated to Western Australia.
Bill  Cilla was initally involved with Nevada Surfboards ("Lock and load" was the slogan in one magazine advertisement) and later bought Nirvana Surfboards

Alf Jefferies currently resides in Coffs Harbour.

COMMENTS
1. some crudities in manufacture suggest this is an early board by this manufacturer.
2. Bird logo decal copy of Bing Surfboards design circa 1969 and used variously on the Maui Foil and/or Rolf Aurness Model and the Australian Foil by Keith Paul (sic).
See Bing advertisement below.
3. Lion marking probably indicates custom order, not shaper.
4. Longer length of this board possibly indicates either custom order or early example of this design

REFERENCES
Other Eggs:
Keyo #45,
Jackson #133
Magazine Advertisements
 Age Surfboards Surf International Volume 2 #4 and #6, circa 1969
Film
Evolution
Sea of Joy
CONDITION: 8


#42 Age Egg 1969
#42 Age Egg 1969
Image left:
Bing Surfboards Maui Foil advertisement.
Surfer Magazine 
Volume 11 Number 2 
 May 1970 Pages 14-15. 

Image below:
Bing Maui Foil, May 1970.



Image left:
Bing Surfboards Australian Foil by Keith Paul (sic, Keith Paull).
The surfer is Rolf Aurness 1970 World Surfing Champion.
Surfing Magazine 
Volume ? Number ? 
 August 1970 Pages ?. 

"Short  ... for quickness - thick for buoyant paddling and radical - with low soft rails for Keith Paul's power style of surfing."

Magazine photograph contributed with thanks by 
JohnAdair, Newcaslte, April 2007.



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