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G Surfboards
circa 1964
The Coast Surfshop, 
5 Surfers Avenue
Mermaid Beach Queensland
 Geoff Godby 

G Surfboards decal, circa 1964
Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 185
 Thanks to Mick Mock.

Gardner Surfboards
Central Coast
1982
Ken Gardner




Gary Birdsall Surfboards
Princes Hwy Fairy Meadow (Wollongong) NSW
circa 1964
"Started at Norm Casey Surfboards, Rockdale.
Then to Keyo Surfboards, Brookvale, circa 1962, where learnt shaping from Midget Farrelly.
Shapes included Midget's post Makaha Contest win International Custom model.
With financial backing by Peter Clarke, opened Wollongong shop, opposite to Byrne Surfboards current shop at Fairy Meadow.
Small number of boards produced here, later to Kenn Surfboards, Queensland."
- Personal interview, 13 December 2003
Thanks to Gary Birdsall.
Also  Ron Surfboards and Adler Surfboards  Qld circa 1964 see Scott Anderson.
Decal image emailed by Noddy H., May 2014.


Garry Mead Surfboards
1976 ?
??
Garry Mead


Garry Taylor Surfboards
1978 ?
??
Garry Taylor

Decal images contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.




Garry Timperley (GT) Surfboards
1978
Byron Bay
Garry Timperley

Also used on Sky Surfboards.


Gatta Surfboards
1972
Chris Cohen 
Gazelle Surfboards

1970
??? 57-8586
Rod Stock
Geoff Culmsee Surfboards
1973
P.O. Dunsborough, Western Australia.
Ph 553129

Decal contibuted, with thanks, by Jonno, April, 2013. 
 


Geoff Darby Surfboards
1974
Gold Coast, Queensland? 

See Darby Surfboards.



Geoff Wakefield Surfboards
Geoff Wakefield Surf Designs
circa 1972
Granville NSW? 
See Wakefield Surfboards.




Genesis Surfboards
1977
Mid-Coast Surf
Piping Lane, Lonsdale?

Richard Ford and Mark Taylor.





     



George Rice Surfboards
1962 - 1970
56 Arthur Street Fairfied, Victoria. 48-8585
 Preston 1963?

672 Waterdale Road, West Heilberg. 459-1198

Nothcote Vic.

George Rice was Victoria's largest manufacturer in this period.


Custom Surfboards by George Rice, circa 1962.

George Rice, circa 1962.

George Rice, circa 1963.

Right: G. R., circa 1968.
               
Decals, 1968-1969.


George Rice, circa 1964.




George Rice - G.R., circa 1968.

George Rice, circa 1971.


Gill Surfboards
circa 1960
106 - 108 Clarendon Street South  Melbourne   Victoria
59 - 2672
Owner/Shaper : Max Gill
Circa 1962, according to Murray Walding (2003), Gill boards catered to the mass markets in the southern States , page 26.

John Davis noted in June 2016:
I knew Max Gill very well, the first Gill boards were made in my garage at Murrumbeena in 1960/1961, this was just before or about the time his shop opened in South Melbourne.
I was 11 years old and Max rented our garage for about $12 /week.
I will never forget the smell of fibre glass liquid applied to his boards as a finishing coat.
Max was extremely helpful with my upbringing, I last met Max in 1974 at my father’s funeral. (edited)


 Gill Custom Boards, circa 1962.
Gill Surfboards/Melbourne Surf 
 Shop, circa 1964.

Gilles Cazaumayou Surf Design
circa 1979
??


G K Surfboards 
circa 1968
Princess Highway, Kirrawee, NSW 
See also Graham King Surfboards and King Surfboards.

G K Surfboards box, and Shaped by Dennis Reeves, circa 1968.
Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005.
Catalogue No. 86.
Thanks to Mick Mock.

G K
, Dennis Reeves Shaper, 1967




G K Surfboards script, circa 1968.


Glen Winton Surfboards
(Central Coast ?), NSW.
circa 1984
Glen Winton.
1986
Mr. X Designs

Also see Sea Flight Surfboards.




            

   

Goddard Surfboards
Coffs Harbor, NSW.
circa 1990
Ronnie Goddard.
http://www.bearsurfboards.com.au/goddard.htm
See Summer Cloud Surfboards
Gold Coast Designs 
circa 1977
Neal Purchase, Algy Grud, Michael Peterson
Gold Coast Designs
Shaped by Michael Peterson decal, circa 1977

Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 29. 
 Thanks to Mick Mock.

Golden Breed Surfboards
circa 1972
Made under licence by Bennett Surfboards
180 Harbord Road Brookvale NSW  93-5157
 
Golden Breed decal, circa 1974
Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 87. 
 Thanks to Mick Mock.

Golden Dawn Surfboards
Speaky’s Surf Shop, Torquay..
c1974
Doug Rogers
Shaper noted, with thanks, by Murray Boyd, January 2011.
Images contributed by Eric Bayliss, March 2014.



Goodtime Surfboards
28 Boulton Street Kirra, Queensland
Phone : 36-1396
1974 
Billy Grant;
1976
Brian Austin; Billy Grant, Mick Peterson and David McDonald;
1977
Michael Peterson, Billy Grant, Rob Webster and Furry;
1979
Billy Grant, Michael Peterson and Rob Webster; "G. T."
1995

Bob McTavish: Snap Pivoter model


Goodtime Surfboards
Handcrafted in Australia, 1985.





Decal image contributed by John MacDonald, May 2009.


Shaper Brian Austin, 1975.
Image courtesy of Ryan Bluedog, January 2017.

 
Decal image circa 1973, courtesy of Mick Mock.
Sydney Surf Auction, 2010.


Right: Goodtime-Kirra Surfboard Company
[for] Dirty Water Surfboards, Darwin, 1973.




The Original Goodtime Surfboards, 
The Kirra Surfboard Company, circa 1978.
(Shaped by Dave MacDonald)
Queensland Surf Design, 1976.
Decal images circa courtesy of Manny X..
January, 2013.
               
Goodtime, 1976.                                     Goodtime, 1980.


 
Goodtime - 3cc
, 1976.
3cc (3 Custom Creators) Spray Art
Brian Tisdall noted in 2016:

3cc was a custom painting and panel work business that was in Kippa Ring 1981 to 1983 more or less.
There were three of us; Mike Parsons airbrush and spray painter; Gary Burlison custom panelbeater and welder; and myself airbrush artist and painter.
We did all sorts of "custom creating" hence the name "3 Custom Creators".
We worked mainly on panel vans and motorbikes etc, but Mike and I also did wall murals, and airbrush designs on surfboards, many for Gail Austen of Goodtime Surfshop that was originally on Gympie Rd not far from RBH; then moved to Wooloongabba.
A boardmaker called Warren something worked from his farmhouse at Crabbes Creek and Mike and I would go down and spray the shaped blanks there about 6 at a time, then Warren would glass them.



Goodtime Twin Fin Fish, shaped by Brian Austin, 1975.
Image courtesy of Ryan Bluedog, January 2017.

Goodtime Malibu Single Fin by Bob McTavish, 1990.




Gordon and Black Surfboards
Coolangatta, Qld.
1984
Steve ‘Zorro’ Goddard

Decal image contributed by John MacDonald, May 2009.
   

Gordon and Smith Surfboards (USA):
1967
Midget Farrelly V Bottom Model,
1969-70
]Midget Farrelly Stringerless and W.C.D. (World Championship Model?)

Gordon and Smith Surfboards
Australia

Click the decal for
extended manufacturer's details.

Gordon Woods Surfboards

Click Woods decal for extended manufacturer's details.

# 110 Gordon Woods 1959

Graeme Merrin Surfboards
Also see Merrin Surfboards.
1964
3 Sunshine Avenue Tweed Heads
1967-1974

141 Pacific Highway, Tweed Heads South, NSW.
Graeme Merrin
Jeff Arnold: Jeff Arnold Model, circa 1967.
Also the Growler -
a v-bottom with a half-moon tail, circa 1968.
Graham Merrin had an agency for McDonagh Surfboards at Kirra and was  a member of the Kirra Club, before he left to start up as the first president of Snapper Rocks.
He shaped boards under his own name in the 1960's and in the 1970's marketed Merrin wetsuits and surf-mats, and Palu Surf Wax.
As of 2016, he resides in Kapaa, Hawaii.

Late 1968 decals thanks to Billy Gruner, June 2016.


1974

1974

1968

Surf-mat, 1976

c.1964

1967

Merrin Half-Moon Tail, 1967

1968
 
1968

Graffitti Surfboards
?East Gippsland, Victoria.
1986
Col Smith Channel Designs




Graham Atkinson Surfboards
East Gippsland, Victoria.
1975
Graham King Surfboards
circa 1964
Princess Highway, Kirrawee, NSW.
1967
Dennis Reeves
1976

Shaped and Designed by Peter Whyte (Flextail kneeboard with flyers).
Decal right, forwarded by Joel, March 2013.
 
See also  and G K Surfboards and King Surfboards.




Grand Prix Custom Surfboards
1963
663 Burwood Rd Hawthorne, Victoria.
Also (later?) Fitzroy, Vic.
Greg Frost Surfboards
Seaford, South Australia.
Ph. 382-7795
1973-1980
Decal images emailed by Bryce Adams, circa 1973,June 2009,
circa 1974, September 2014.


1986

Greg Frost Surfboards- Spiritfilled - Star Bus



         










Greg Gillespie Surf Design
?
1975

Greg Webb Surfboards
South Australia
1976
Greg Webb.
He l
ater started the Shaping Company [Surfboards] on the Gold Coast, Queensland.


Gremlin Shakers Surfboards
Victoria?
1982
Nicky Bradley


Grey Seal Surfboards
?
1975


Grierson Surfboards
96 Scarborough Beach Road
Scarborough WA
1976
Colin Ladhams
1977
Alan Beam and Gary Grierson

Decal image emailed by Bryce Adams, June 2009.


Grove Surfboards
40 Sydenham Road Brookvale
1968 
Peter Colless












Advertisement (cropped), right: 
Grove Surfboards
Surf International 
Volume 1 Number 4 March 1968 page 34.



GT Surfboards
Victoria
1965

Decal forwarded, with many thanks, by Tony McMahon, December 2014.


Gull Surfboards
Brisbane Queensland
Phone: 78 2354
1962
Ray Woosley
1963
Russell Hughes

Gull- Woosley, circa 1962, contributed by James T., September 2013.

Gull- Woosley -"Californian", circa 1963.


Below:

Metal foil adhesive decal, circa 1962.
- Sydney Surf Auction, 19th October 2008. 
Catalogue # 52
Courtesy of Mick Mock, many thanks.

See Woosley Surfboards, Brisbane, 1965.



  


Gull Surfboards
Botany NSW
1976 
Terry Day, Bruce Abrams
#55

This entry previously noted "Bruce Adams (Bruce Abrahams?)"
Mark Bonner, emailed May 2011:
"The name on my Gull board is "Bruce Abrams".
I think he now lives at Berowra in Sydney."
 Thanks to Mark.


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