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Candelworks Surfboards
circa 1973
Fortitude Valley, Queensland.
Norman Park, Queensland.
Denis Reinhardt

Mark Pridmore indicated by email in February 2009, that his father, Robert, had something to do with Candleworks.

In December 2015, Michele Bayada noted:
Candleworks  Surfboards was owned by two guys one being Denis Reinhardt in the early seventies.  He later went on to becoming a journalist .  I worked for them as a secretary when I left school.  A fire started in the shaping room and then wiped through the two story building in Fortitude Valley, Queensland.  It was a great loss, we started up again at Norman Park, but went broke, the fire took its toll.  Great boards, good guys.

Carabine Surfboards
34 Flinders Street Wollongong NSW
Also #30 and #34 Flinders Street
Phone 29-9462
1977
 Mick Carabine; Robert Allen and Kevin Parkinson
1979
Terry Bishop

Two tone decal, circa 1975, right contributed by Dingle May, 2011.

 




Carey Surfboards
Mick Carey Surfboards
Currumbin Qld
1965? 
1967
Peter Jones
1977
Mick Carey, Dave McDonald, Eddy Sawden.

Below right: Carey decal, circa 1968.
Below: Carey decal, circa 1967. .






Carey Surfboards ?
50  Bay Road Taren Point, NSW 


Carey Surfboards 
1980?
Warrilla, NSW Warilla.
Warren Carey
Warren previously shaped at Spot Surfboards.






Carroll Surfboards
 770 Pittwater Road Brookvale
Phone 93-4914
1969
Trevor Manning
Trevor Manning, passed away in 1993. - Contributed, with thanks, by Shonny Clemesha.

John Henneberry: "The Inexpugnable Model".
Decal images by Rob Tebble, December 2008.
Inexpugable-"unable to be conquered, defeated".

 I have a 7'10'' Carroll double ender 1968, green and purple flowered deck only about 2'' thick and enough nose and tail lift to make Al Merrick look twice.
I bought second hand in March 1969 from Carroll's in Pittwater Rd Brookvale (across the road from the Leagues Club)
One day I'll photograph and get it to you .Notes by Rob Tebble, July 2005.


Bottom: Carroll Surfboards decal #2, 1969.
[loss of the central colour due to delamination]
770 Pittwater Road Brookvale NSW Australia 2100
Phone 93-4914






Casey Surfboards 
See Norm Casey Surfboards

Surfboards byNorm Casey,
Scalloped rectangle decal, circa 1964
The design copied from
Dewey Weber Surfboards, USA.

Image contributed, with thanks, by 
Tim Clarkson, Victoria, January 2006.
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C.C. Farm Surfboards
circa 1973
 ?
 

Decal image thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction, November 2011, #198.


CDL Surfboards
Surfboards by Butch Cooney
circa 1977

Butch Cooney.
John Gibson noted by email, October 2008:
"CDL = Curves, Designs and Lines."

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Central Coast Design
Handcrafted by Bill Cilia & Friends
Central Coast NSW
1978
"Handcrafted shooters by Billy Cilia & the Mock" .

1983
Central Coast Surf Design - Nirvana
A. Underwood



Challenger Surfboards
circa 1973
52 Flinders Street Adelaide
Phone 22 2263


Channel Islands Surfboards
California.
Al Merrick.
Made in Australia under license.
Doug Bell
Decal right:
Trifin, circa 1982.




Channel Surfboards
1979
39 Nacoma Dve Buff Point Budgewoi Central Coast

Chaos Surfboards
1990
Jon McLeay




Chieftain Craft

circa 1955
Indooroopilly,  Brisbane
1956 - Hollow timber boards and skis
1958 - fibreglassed balsa wood malibu boards.
Reported with thanks, by Marshall Grey. Golden Beach, Qld
"I had a single (hollow timber? surf-) ski made by Chieftain Craft from Indooroopilly in Brisbane in about 1956 ...traded it in about 1958 on a balsa malibu board."

Chris Brock Surfboards
Yamba?
1977?
Chris Brock

Chris Cornell Surfboards
Noosaville Qld.
1977
Chris Cornell


Chris Henri Surfboards
Curl Curl NSW
1972
Chris Henri,
1976
Nick Daly ;
1977
Terry Clarke,
Decal image contributed June 2009 by Terry Brown.

Christarn Surfboards
?? (Castle Hill?)
1974
Shaped and glassed by Garry Neave



Christie Surfboards
 South Nowra
1975
Al Wilson
John Bull Centre Bomaderry
1978
Al Wilson
Nowra NSW
1976
Al Wilson 





#
                    92 Hot Buttered/Frank Williams 1973





Christie Surfboards
 Gold Coast, Queensland
1984


CL Surfboards
1968
?


Classic Surfboards by McTavish.
circa 1977
Bob McTavish,
- had a hand sprayed logo.
- there was actually a McTav advert recently that featured Bob with 3 or so Classics.
Contributed by Rob Tebble, July 2005.

Classic Waterman Surfboards
Curumbin, Qld.
1996
Dick van Straalen
Clark Surfboards
Wilga Productions Pty. Ltd., Sydney, (phone number, 221-2411?)
1964




Clarke Surfboards
Taren Point, NSW
1966 - 1976
See Peter Clarke Surfboards

Clean and Natural Surfboards (Kneeboards)
1978
 ?
Stephen Zoeller Design at Energy Surfboards.




Clearline Surfboards
Chelsea, Vic.
"made for a very short time by trigger bros. as a second label"
1977
Mick Marchant




Clean Line Surfboards
1978
Cronulla - Taren Point?
Greg Melhuish
Some decals contributed by snazzy, April 2015.
1980

Clen Line decals used by Greg Melhuish when shaping for Sky Surfboards, Byron Bay.

  

1976

1978

1979
Below:  used by Greg Melhuish when shaping for
Sky Surfboards, Byron Bay, circa 1980:


Sky Surfboards-Clean Line, Greg Melhuish, 1980:

Clear Sea Surfboards

1623 Pittwater Road Mona Vale NSW 2103.
1975
Rodney Ball
An early 1976 advertisment  notes "My newest shape is probably my most radical -- I've called it the SKI."
Surfing World Magazine, Volume 22 Number 4. January 1976. Page ?.
See Rodney Ball Surf Design
Clearlight Surfboards

Mona Vale West NSW
1977
Peter Dewan, Butch Cooney, Mike St John and Peter Clutton;
CO2 Surfboards
Maclean
1983
Chris Octen ?


Clifford and Smith Surfboards
?
1984
 

Cloud Surfboards
?
1977


Colin Bell Surfboards
2 Cheltenham Road Black Rock,
Ph 598-8333.

1974


Collins Surfboards
30 Flinders Street, North Wollongong NSW 
Phone 26380:
1963-1974
Top:
Decal, circa 1968, contributed by Rob T., April 2012.
Bottom:
Decal, circa 1969, contributed by Rob T., January 2013.

See

Collins Green Island Hollow Wood Surfboards http://105833131986000497.weebly.com/index.html


Collins Surfboards Advertisement, Tracks, circa 1971.


Colour of Thought Surfboards
1971 to 1980
Taren Point NSW
Peter Glasson
Steve Griffiths
Col Smith Surfboards
Newcastle
1978
Col Smith

Decal and markings circa 1983 forwarded by Bill H., November 2014.
Many thanks.

This maybe Col Smith of Narrabeen?




Concaves Surfboards
1978?
?

Rod Hocker

Courtesy of Ken Grieves, March 2016.


Connexion Surfboards
Caloundra, Queensland
Possibly an off-shoot of Hohensee Surfboards
1970
Greg Clough.
1970
Les Purcell - contributed, with thanks, by Les Purcell.
Noted: Circa 1972 Hohensee-Connexion shaped by Michael Peterson.
1973
 Geoff Darby


Cool Curl Cruisers
Sussex Inlet
1975
Brian Cregan






Coolite  Surfboards
1970
Hardie Rubber Company

Corner Lygon and Earl Streets,
Carlton, Victoria.
Noted:  7'4" X 21 1/2"X 4"  with wood fin


Cooper Surfboards
Bob Cooper had an indelible influence on Australian surfboards.
Coffs Harbor NSW
1970
Bob Cooper (USA); Billy Tolhurst
1972
Ronnie Goddard (see Summercloud Surfboards)
John Blanch
Cooper Spear
 
1977
Bob Cooper (USA); Billy Tolhurst and Richie West (USA);
1980
Richie West, Steve Friedman. 

Decal below, right: Cooper in Coffs Harbour, circa 1973.

Decals below: 
Cooper, Australia, circa 1977.
Richie West Bullett, circa 1977.
Contributed with thanks by Dingle, May 2011.

Cooper, circa 1984.
Richie West, circa 1984.
Contributed with thanks by Dingle, September 2013
# 25 McCoy












Cord Surfboards
1965?
Bowman Road, Caloundra, Qld
Alexandria Headlands Qld ?
Bob McTavish, Kevin Platt,
Decal left,  shaper Kevin Platt  circa 1965
Image and UK Link submitted, with thanks, by Dan.
www.cordsurfboards.com.uk 

Cord Surfboards
1965?
Bowman Road, Caloundra, Qld


Cordingley Bros - Cordingley's Surfboards
1958
Mosman Park
Decal forwarded by Dan Barker, January 2015.
Dan contacted esteemed WA board builder Len Dibben who suggested that the Cordingley Bros began manufacture in the family home in Mosman Park as early as 1958, the lion appearing in later decals.
pre 1966
328 Hay Street Subiaco WA 1967
Jollimont WA
1969
6 York Stret, Subiaco.
1977 
Greg Lorenson and Craig Bettnay
1979
Greg Lorenson; Bob Monkman, Colin Earle.

Below :
Hay Street Subiaco, circa 1966, note the Lion graphic in the bottom of the Vee.
Cordingley Surfboards, circa 1977
, contributed by Snazzy, October 2011.
Cordingley Super Lite, circa 1978
Surf Design by Cordingley, Eagle, circa 1974.









Right: Pintail Custom
,circa 1968.
contributed by
snazzy, April 2015







Cordingley Eagle
, circa 1974
.

Cordingley Eagle
, gold, circa 1975.

Cordingley Eagle, blue, circa 1977.


Cornish Surfboards
See Warren Cornish Surfboards

Cornish Surfboards decal, circa 1985.


Cornish-Richards Surfboards
1974
Industrial Estate, Byron Bay.
Tony Cerff.

 


Country Soul Surfboards
Angourie NSW
1968 - 1969
Bob McTavish, Chris Brock, Garry Keys, Ted Spencer.
Country Style Surfboards
Angourie NSW
1978
Barry Jones, owner and glasser. 
Noted, with thanks, by Emma Jones, April 2012.
Shapers Albert Fox and Rodney Dahlberg.
c.1984
Others
Decals and entry adjustment, thanks to Carolyn Fox.



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#45, Keyo egg fin             

Country Woods
circa 1972
John Blanch
Rodney Judd
A Coffs Harbor off-shoot of Gordon Woods Surfboards, Brookvale.
Blanch later shaped at San Juan Surfboards, see #63.


Cowley Surfboards
circa 1972
Redcliffe, Queensland.
Kenneth Cowley and Eric Cowley (owners, noted by Iann Cowley, April 2012.)
Shaping: Bruce Fitzgerald.
Steve Fookes.
 

Right: Early Cowley decal, circa 1972, contributed by Tony Willett, after he
"sanded some old paint off a old S-deck and found this."

Mark Pridmore emailed the following (edited) comment in February, 2008:
"My father , Robert Pridmore worked for Cowley surfboards in the early 70's in Redcliffe "





Crane Industries
Belmore NSW :
1959
a plumbing components company that produced an early epoxy shell filled with ‘foam’ with a molded fin box. Later to produce the Ron label with conventional methods.
Crawford Surfboards
?
1976


Crest Surfboards
Roger Street, Brookvale
1962
Bruen Finey
Also manufactured Dunlop and Pacfic by Dunlop.
The company was one of four Sydney brands featured in the Mick Simmons' Sporting Goods Catalogue of 1962:
The "Crest"
Incorporating a moulded rubber bumper band for maximum shock absorbtion.
Replaceable fin, individually cartoned.
(Pounds) 37/2/6.

The others were Keyo (also Brookvale) and King and Casey from the south-side.
See Source Documents:
Mick Simmons Pty Ltd: Sporting Goods Catalogue, Sydney, 1962.

After Crest folded, Dunlop moved the board making operation to St Mary’s, in western Sydney.

This entry updated from notes and photographs posted by Gary Crockett on the Surf City Blog, June 20th, 2011 at 1:10 pm
http://blogs.hht.net.au/surfcity/
Many thanks to Garry and Bruen Finey. 

Crest Surfboards
1972
?
'Shaped and Glassed by ... Peck 1437' 

Cronulla Surf Design
1982
Cronulla ?
Mark Rabbidge
Crooked River Surfboards

Gerroa NSW
1978
Bruce Hennessy 
Crozier Surfboards
Mona Vale NSW
1970 ?
Chris Crozier;
1972
Peter Crawford;1976
Paul Connors;
1980 - 1982
Bangalow NSW
Chris Crozier; 
1982 - 1986
Middleton Road, Dee Why
Kneeboards : Bruce Hart
Chris Crozier died in 1985.
azza wrote, January 2004 (edited)...
Crozier boards, they're still going today.
My mate's uncle is Russell Crozier who still shapes occasionally. 
Chris Crozier died in the late 80's i think he said (i have to check that out again). 
Various people are shaping for them at the moment.
Thanks to azza.

#58 Crozier
Links to 1976  Crozier Tri Fin Slab Kneeboard  5 ft 7"










Photograph supplied with thanks by
David, New Zealand January 2006

Crystal Surfboards
Kirrawee NSW
1976
Bruce Bissell 

Image thanks to Mick Mock, 
Surf Auction 2010.

Crystal Surfboards
?
1978
M. Preston


Crystal Blue Surfboards
Rye Vic
1979
Dave Morrison
Glenbo (?)

Crystal Connection Surfboards
1981
Darryl Holmes 
Crystal Curl Surfboards
Qld
1976
Hand shaped boards and Junior popouts (?).

Crystal Dreams Surfboards
1977

Crystal Oceans Surfboards
1976
Jim Pollard 
Crystal Tube Surfboards
Manly NSW
1974
Doug Bell and Darryl Holmes
Breakway, June 1974: Advertisement for Doug Bell-Crystal Tube Surfboards.
 
Noted: Crystal Tube6ft 7"  Doug Bell model  with inserted cord legrope attachment.

Crystal Tube Surfboards images contributed by Jonno, November 2011, with thanks.

Crystal Tube - New Image, circa 1979





Crystal Curl Surfboards
1978
Tony Kuo
Clark Foam, California USA


Curl Curl Surfboards
Brookvale, NSW?
1978
Tony McDonagh
C Lion Glassing

 
Decals supplied by Jason Connell, with thanks, March 2017.






Curl Research Surfboards
Maroubra 1967 - 1973 (42 boards)
Port Macquarie 1973 (18 boards)
Garry 'Spot' Graham
Details supplied by Garry, with thanks, December 2006.
Gary also reported (edited)
"Started making Greenough type Spoons at Coogee with Luke Thorburn and Richard Bligh, before moving over to Maroubra.
Worked with Richard Evans (who taught me all the correct technical methods) on and off for a few years at Willmots dressing sheds Maroubra beach and later at Botany industrial area.
I made most of my boards in the Golden Gate Flats (c8) in Hereward St. Maroubra.
Used to shape and sand in the laundry, glass downstairs underneath in the carpark and then finish coat in the loungeroom."
Custom Built Surfboards

circa 1963
578 Sydney Road Brunswick 386571
Reported by Leo Doyle, 30 Sep 2003
I have recently bought an old mal at a furniture auction.
It is a 10ft long board - approx 1ft 9 wide - a long tail around 2.5 ft - 1 inch wide stringer
- the single fin is 1ft at the base and one of the really old fins.
 The decal says - Custom Built Surfboards - 578 Sydney Road Brunswick 386571
Follow up Leo Doyle, 26 January 2005:
actually a very early Fred Pyke.
Custom Classics Surf Designs
?
1984
Glenn Jenkins






Customline Surfboards,
Botany NSW
1977
Rob McGlaggen 
Cut Loose Surfboards,
Brookvale NSW?
1983
Russell Lewis










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