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H Surfboards
1960 ?
Phone: 82-3825
Terry Glass brought a beautifully restored balsa wood Malibu board to the 2006 surfresearch exhibition to see if any one could identify the manufacturer.
The logo design is cleary based on the O'Neill (USA) decal, circa 1958.
Adhesive foil decal right

H & H Surfboards
1970

First dated as 1972, this entry was backdated after
Geoff Fischer noted in September, 2014:
 My very first board, second-hand and pretty well used, was an H&H which I got for Xmas in 1972.
Many thanks to Geoff for his contribution.

Decal image contributed April 2011 by Sammy, Nambucca Heads.


H and M Surfboards
1980
Palm Beach, Queensland.
Lance Murphy
Hales & Star
1975
?
Anthony Star.

Decals forwarded
November 2015 by Jayne Connell,
with many thanks, .



Hancock Custom Surfboards
30 Hardwicke St Riverwood. 
1964.

Right: Decal, circa 1969 thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction 2010.
Below: Decal, circa 1967.
Decal image forwarded by gerry.z, November 2013.



Hannah Surfboards,
Hastings, North Coast, NSW
1969


Hansen  Surfboards,
Cronulla, Sydney NSW
1970
Bob Hansen (identifed by John Blanch)
No connection with Hansen Surfboards, Cardiff, USA.


Harbour Lines Surfboards
1988
Glassed by Peter Mahaffey


Hardy Surfboards
PO Box 118 Margret River, W.A.
1977
Tony Hardy
Harmon Surfboards

Swansea, NSW
1979 ?
Harmony Surfboards
72 Musgrave Street, Kirra, Queensland
Phone (076) 36-3672

1974
Keith Paull (Australian Champion, 1968)

1975
Featured surfers: Keith Paull, Rabbit Bartholomew and Guy Ormerod.
-Tracks #54,
March 1975


1976
Keith Paull, Gill Glover

Gil Glover later shaped for Mt Woodgee and Hot Stuff Surfboards in Burleigh Heads.
Other shapers for Harmony included Michael Peterson.

- additional notes by Jason Connell, March 2017.





 

Hartleys Surfboards: High Rider
Swanson and Flinders Streets Melbourne, Victoria
1964 ?:
Contract production model.
Hartley's were a large and long-term retailer of a vast range of sporting goods operating from the late 1920s up to the 1960s, perhaps later.
The main stores were in Swanson and Flinders Streets Melbourne, but supplied throughout Victoria by mail order catalogue.

Image contributed by Chris Day January 2006, with thanks.

He also noted that some sources contribute this model as manufactured by Gordon Woods Surfboards
For detailed correspondence and other examples, see 
Contact Production Boards, 1960s.

Hawaiian Pro Designs
Sydney
1977
Larry Bertlemann Model
- possibly made under license in Australia.

Image thanks to Mick Mock, Sydney Surf Auction 2010.

Louie Ferreira Model
Shaped by Michael Cundith

Hawke Surfboards
Scarborough Beach Road
Osbourne Park, Western Australia.
Phone 24 3853
circa 1964-1970 (?)
#97

Bottom: Hawke Surfboards decal circa 1968.
Image contributed June 2009 by Steven Jones.


Hayden Surfboards

Click the decal for extended manufacturer's details.

Click for Hayden
                  Surfboards details




Headland Surfboards 
1973
Alexandra Headland, Queensland.
Brett Peacock
1976
Paul Pascoe 

Hibiscus decal, circa 1973, contributed June 2009 by Terry Brown.
.
1990
Kent Manning (see Manning Surfboards)



Head Strong Surfboards
Brookvale
1995
Russell Head





Heatwave Surfboards
Sydney
1984
Richard Evans

Decals contributed by Lex, September 2014.






Henri Surfboards
1972
North Curl Curl, NSW  [Tracks, October]
1974
230 Harbord Road Brookvale

(ex-Farrelly Surfboards premises)
Chris Henri,
1976
Chris Henri: Fang-tail, marked Mumbles 6ft 6 / Fang-V1.
Nick Daly ;

1977
Terry Clarke.
 

Decal images c1972 and c1978, contributed 2009 and 2014 by Terry Brown.           

                






Henri, Original Design
Handshaped by Chris Henri, 1976

Henri Fangtail -V1, 1976.






Hewston Surfboards
Sunshine Beach, Queensland
1965
Trevor Hewston
1967
Warrick Smith 
1968
Kevin Platt

Highlight Surfboards
1977
An offshoot or model for Gordon and Smith Surfboards, Taren Point.
Highlight Surfboards by (Geoff) Solness.

Hig Performance Design [Surfboards ]
South Australia
1976

Wayne Dale
-previously at John Arnold Surfboards.



Hohensee Surfboards
Miami Qld.
circa 1964
Laurie Hohensee,
Also over time: Bob McTavish, Peter Drouyn, Keith Paull, Ron Woodward, Paul Neilson, Rick Neilson, Geoff Darby, Tony Dempsy, Michael Peterson, Nev Hyman;



1968

El Sahuato 

1969
Peter Mallard Model
Decal image contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.

1971

Michael Peterson, Kevin Williams, Laurie Hohensee, Roger Firehock, Billy Grant, Chris Douglas.
- Tracks, February 1971, page29

1972
G. Simpson

1975
Ronnie Woodward
, decal image below.


1979 
Terry Vosper; Phil Myers.
Sea Shells decal, circa 1979, left.
Handcrafted in Australia - Kangaroo decal, 1979, below.

1981

Large H decal, circa 1981.

         







Holmes Surfboards 
1977
Darryl Holmes

Holmes Original Surfcraft Patents, 1977.



   




Homegrown Surfboards
PJT Plenty Road,Bundoor,(Queensland?). 
1973



Honey Surf Surfboards
Honey Surf Shop, Kirra, Queensland (Kent Ladkin). 
1978 
Honey Surfboards were manufactured by Sky Surfboards or San Juan Surfoard factories in Byron Bay and retailed fom Kent's Kirra shop and also from (brother) Brad Larkin's shop in Gerringong NSW.
Shapers included Steve Goddard, Bob McTavish.
 

1980
Strawberry Fields Surf Shop, Kirra, Queensland.
Kent open a second shop, a few blocks away from the Honey shop that retailed boards with Honey and/or Strawberry Fields decals, which were the brands of a popular surfwax..

Both shops were sold circa 1982.
- information courtesy of Kent Ladkin, January 2011.

Image right:  Sydney Surf Auction, Harbord Digger's Club, 19th October 2008. 
Catalogue # 
Courtesy of Mick Mock, many thanks. 

Honey and Strawberry Fields decals, circa 1980.
Contributed with thanks by 
Llewellyn Stephens,
 January 2011.

Honey and Strawberry Fields were two surfwax brands, initially from Gerringong, NSW.
The Honey graphic is of Werri Point, Gerringong.

HonkiTonk Surf Designs
Albany, WA
1967
Alan "Barny" Tonkinson

Information and decal courtesy of Trevor Pocock, November 2016.

HonkiTonk Surf Designs were shaped from about 1967 by an Alan "Barny" Tonkinson (dec), who previously shaped Eclipse Surfboards in Albany in the '60's.
I have an Eclipse but the logo is pretty hard to see.
Both of his boards that I have are initialled BT.




Horizon Surfboards
?
1979




1987
LC Shapes


      

Hornet Surfboards
Sydney (?)
1977
Greg Webber

See Aloha Surfboards





Hot Brewz Surfboards
1990
Adrian Shepherd


Hot Buttered Surfboards
Brookvale NSW
1972
Terry Fitzgerald;
Col Smith, Andrew McKinnon and Terry Fitzgerald
- advertisement Tracks August 1972.

1974 
and Butch (Cooney?);
1976
and Frank Williams and Steve Artis; 
1977 
and Rod Ball;
1979 
and Stuart Campbell, Russell Lewis,Grant Miller, Ron Woodward and Steve Artis; #92
Wayne Dean
Greg Webber
1981
Michael Pitt: The Hornet, a flyer square tail with a large centre fin and two small rail fins.
Reprised 1970 Tri-fin design.
Albert Whiteman: Knormal Kneeboards
1983
John Harris, Steve O'Donell
Hot Buttered Tahiti, shapes by Patrick Juventin; including boards for David 'Poto' Vatea,Tahiti's first pro,  2nd in the 1989 and 1994 Pipe Masters
1986
Phil Murray,
Brandon McDonald.

www.hotbuttered.com.au/...History
www.hotbuttered.com.au/galleries7

Hot Buttered Surfboards, 
Brewer, Hawk, Chapman, Fitzgerald, circa 1972.

Hot Buttered Surfboards, 
Designed and Hand Shaped 
by Terry Fitzgerald, circa 1976.
Decal image courtesy Mick Mock, Surf Auction,
November 2011,  #201B.
Click decal for catalogue entry #104.


Designed & Hand Shaped by Terry Fitzgerald, circa 1976.
Designed & Hand Shaped by Frank Williams, circa 1976.
Click decal for catalogue entry #92.

Hand Shaped by Ronnie Woodward, circa 1976.

Designed & Hand Shaped by Terry Fitzgerald, circa 1978.
Rainbow and Winged dot, circa 1978.
Image contributed by Jim Swinton, July 2006.

Designed & Handshaped by Albert Whiteman, circa 1981

Handshaped by Steve O'Donell, circa 1983
 
Handshaped by Grant Miller,
circa 1983

Right:

Hornet, Shaped by Michael Pitt,
circa 1983



Designed and Hand Shaped by Brandon McDonald, circa 1986

Designed and Handshaped by Phil Murray,
circa 1988

Hot Buttered Surfboards
Designed by Terry Fitzgerald,

As Surfed by Derek Hynd, Twin-fin, circa 1979.




Hot Buttered Surfboards,circa 1985.

Hot Buttered Surfboards,
Knormal Kneeboards, circa 1981.

Hot Buttered Surfboards,
Flashpoint (Kneeboard), circa 1986.


Hot Buttered Australia, circa 1990.


Hot Buttered Tahiti - Patrick Juventin, 1983

 Dark Horse Designs by Steve Wilson
Hot Buttered Surfboards,circa 1986.

Hot Buttered Surfboards,
Shaped by Wayne Deane,
circa 1987.


Hot Buttered Surfboards,
Wayne Deane Malibu, circa 1988.


High Speed Finish, 1988.


Hot Buttered Surfboards-Surfwear, circa 1986.


1981
Drifta  Mk 3 (Tri-fin)
Laminated fibreglass
Centre fin: 7.5 x 4.5  b @ 4.5 inches (estimation)
Rail fins: 2 x 2.5  b @ 8.5 inches (estimation)
Design by Terry Fitzgerald.

Hot Buttered Surfboards, Brookvale.

Reprising the short lived Tri-fin of 1971, see above, note that the Drifta Mk3 rail fins are flat on the outside and foiled on the inside, reversing the common format.
Terry was a smart guy (he went to university) and he did his homework- "technically," this should be the correct foil template for rail fins.

Hot Dot Surfboards
1977
Narrabeen, Australia.
Grant Miller
 
 


Hot Juice Surfboards
1977?
Double Island Point, Queensland.

Hotline Surfboards
1977
Wollongong
Phil Byrne

Kevin Parkinson





 



Hot-Line Surfboards
Gold Coast
1977
Rob Buckingham




Hot Lips Designs
1978
Queensland?
Noted:
Roket
(sic) Fish Model, designed by Mike Purpus (USA), shaped by Nigel Perrow.
Stinger, Hot Lips Designs - Mike Purpus of California, circa 1975

 
Image courtesy of Dale Matheson, Scamander Beach Surf Shop, Tasmania.

Hot Roc Surfboards
Brookvale NSW :
1977
Chris MacCahon (Micky Mac)

Ian Howard reported, April 2004..
In your site under Hot Roc you have his name down as Mick McMahon.
Sorry Bud, but it's Chris MacCahon.


Hot Stick Surfboards
??
1987

Handshaped by Spitty
 


Hot Stuff Surfboards
Currumbin Qld
1973
 Keath Hacker
Neil Purchase
1979
Alan Byrne, Gil Glover Hamish Garham and Steven Reid;
Tested by Wayne Bartholomew and balanced by Gill Glover.
1981

Drouyn, Rabbit (sponsored?); Alan Byrne;

circa 1983

Neal Purchase
Bill Walters (Narrabeen) : 5'10" by 21" and  about 2.5" thick. Swallow tail, thick rails, channels and  5 fins all approx. 5", shaped in foam with a glass finish.
- noted by Sean Harris, March 2005.

1988
Bill Waters (North Narrabeen)
John Mills


Hot Stuff, Gold Coast, 1980.
Surf's Up At Gerringong
:Board Display, August 2005. 

Thanks to Scott Andrews.

Hot Stuff, Green, 1979.

Hot Stuff, Yellow, 1986.
 
Wayne Bartholomew Model
Balanced by Gill Glover, 1979.

Hot Stuff, 1988.



Hot Stuff, Shaped by Gill Glover, Pro-Finish19887.

Alan Byrne Designs (Hot Stuff), 1980.

Alan Byrne Designs (Hot Stuff), 1985.


 Shaped by Bill Waters (Hot Stuff),1988.


Hot Stuff, 1987.

Hot Wave Surfboards 
Victoria?
1987

Noted: Computer Design decal and markings L.S.O. 27.11.87


Hoye Surfboards 
Yallingup, Western Australia
1972

Tom Hoye



Hudsonís Timber Yard
Sydney NSW
December 1914
Duke Kahanamoku,

Hull Surfboards
Newcastle
1978

Hull Brothers

Steve Hull noted in January 2017:

I made that board to take to Europe in 1978.
It was the only one we did with that decal.
We were 3 brothers building boards in mums  back yard, Newcastle, in the late 70's.

(Decal, circa 1983, forwarded by MaxiK, September 2014?)



Hummingbird Surfboards
 1984
??
Geoff Horner.
Geoff is currently shaping under his own label, Ochre Surfboards,and for Holiday Surf in Japan under the Cheers label.



(Howard) Hughes Surf Craft
1971

Airey's Inlet, Victoria
(052) 89 6205

Surf ski manufacturer

1975
Howard Hughes Surf Craft
Airey's Inlet, Victoria
(052) 896 335
Decal image contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.




Hutchinson Surfboards
20 William Street Brookvale NSW
1969
Paul Hutchinson,
1971 
186 Harbord Road Brookvale Sydney
Phone  939 1767

Robbie Holt: Twin Fin 1
Tracks Number 4, January 1971.
Also see #44
1973 
Central Coast NSW ?
1975
PO Box 43 Bangalow NSW
Phone Bangalow 159

Hutchinson pintails, Bangalow, 1975
Tracks #54, March 1975
The advertisement notes that the boards are fully shaped and glassed by Paul Hutchinson and the Stickers are individually hand-coloured.

Paul Hutchinson later shaped for Bear Surfboards.
- Tracks ad and notes by Jason Connell, March 2017.
Hutchinson, Brookvale, 1971




Hutchinson, Bangalow, 1975

Huzza Wuzza Surfboards
"The Original Rock and Roll Surfboards"
Cronulla/Carringbah?
1980
Richard Herbert 
Deceased February 2006?
Decal courtesy of Sammy, April 2012.

Hydro-Cool Surfboards
Gold Coast, Queensland.?
1986
Robert Mosley

1995
Snap Pivoter by Bob McTavish

    

Hyper Surfboards
Gold Coast, Queensland.
1988
Phil McGregor







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