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Jackson Surfboards

57 Captain Cook Drive Carringbah 2229 
02 9524 2700 
Contact :
Dave Mattison - sales and decor 
Jim Parkinson - shaping
Also see ...
Notes on Jackson Surfboards Collecti

Right: Brian Jackson and boards, circa 1963 
Note the full colour decor, no decals and uniformity of templates. 
Photo: Ron Cansdell, 
re-printed in Pacific Longboarder Volume 1 Number 4 page 35


circa 1958
Jackson and CansdellSurfboards
59 The Bouvevade, Caringbah
Ron Cansdell- shaping
Brian Jackson- glassing

1962 and
426 Princes Highway Corrimal NSW

1963
Team riders: Bobby Brown, Alan Doorman, Mick "The Pom" Carrabine, and Johnny Skipp
Skipp was also the Wollongong agent, 18 Corrimal Street Wollongong.

Jackson and Cansdell Surfboards
Vinyl decal, 1964.
Photograph courtesy of Paul Flack.


Jackson and Cansdell Surfboards
Carringbah and Wollongong.


Surfing World.

March 1964
Volume 4 Number 1 page 32.


Jackson Surfboards
57 Captain Cook Drive Carringbah

1964 Gordon Merchant Model, see below
Bobby Brown

1968 Frogman by Laurie "Froggy" Byrne

1970 Laurie Byrne Model see below;
Frank Latta

1973 Danny Childs;
Markings noted: "Shaped and designed for alan by -JAI GURU DEV-"

1976 Jim Parkinson


1970 #133
          Jackson Egg - Laurie Byrne 1970     Egg.      5ft   5"

#76
        Greenough/Jackson Spoon    1973 Spoon  Knee Board       5 ft 5"
   1990  Mini  Mal   7ft   10".
  2004  Noserider 9ft   1".

Decals and Other
Jackson and Cansdell Surfboards
Advertisement, 1963.
         (cropped-the top of the page has an inverted photograph of Bobby Brown)
Surfabout  
          Volume 1 Number 5 page 32.


Jackson and Cansdell Surfboards

Vinyl decal, 1964.
Right: Hooktail and D fin, 1964.
Photographs courtesy of Paul Flack.







Jackson- Two Crossed Boards
, circa 1967.



BJ Surfboards, Custom Shaper: 

Gordon Merchant, circa 1967.
BJ Surfboards, Custom Shaped , circa 1967.
Jackson, circa 1972.
BJ Jackson, circa 1974.

Jackson
, circa 1979.

Jackson Surfboards, Caringbah
, circa 1979.

Jackson, circa 1982.



Jackson Surfboards, circa 1990.


Jackson Cosmic, 1975-1976.





 Right: Laurie Byrne shaping at Jackson Surfboards, circa 1970. 
Photo: Unknown, re-printed in 
,Margan and Finney: Pictorial History of Surfing  (1970), page 198. 

 Laurie Byrne subsequently worked  for Byrne (no relation) Surfboards, 
Wollongong NSW, where he shaped  boards for Tom Carroll. 

Jackson Surfboard Collection
57 Captain Cook Drive Caringbah 2229
61 02 9524 2700
Contact: Dave Mattison and Jim Parkinson
All boards have been restored, some extensively, except where noted.
All dates and dimensions are my estimations.
1954 Racing 16 Hollow board. Unknown

16 ft hollow timber framed and dark plywood shell.
Metal handle, metal bung, hand painted script ‘Jackson’.
Rear timber gunnels.
 Not made by Brian Jackson but similar model to the board he first surfed. 
1956 Okinuee / Australian Malibu adaptation. Unknown
9 ft 8 inch hollow timber famed and dark colour  full panel plywood shell
. Rounded square nose, 5 inch square tail.
 Metal tail bung, hand painted script ‘Jackson’. 
1956 Okinuee/ Australian Malibu adaptation. Unknown
 9 ft 3 inch hollow timber famed and light colour full panel plywood shell
. Rounded square nose, 5 inch square tail
. Metal nose bung, nails showing,  hand painted script ‘Jackson’.
 7 inch Velzy-Jacobs  timber fin. 
1956 Okinuee/ Australian Malibu adaptation. Unknown
 9 ft 3 inch hollow timber famed and dark colour multi panel plywood shell.
 Rounded square nose, 5 inch square tail.
Metal nose bung, hand painted script ‘Jackson’ and 1960-1961 red and white surf permit sticker on nose.
 5 inch rounded keel  timber fin.

1958 Pig . Jackson
8 ft 6 inch block balsa wood and fibreglass.
Semi pin nose, rounded pin tail.
Hand painted Jackson ‘decals’.  8 inch square wood fin 
1958 Pig Jackson. Jackson
8 ft 4 inch block balsa wood and fibreglass.
 Semi pin nose, rounded pintail.
9 inch fibreglass J fin 
1959 Malibu Jackson
 9 ft 2 inch  balsa with I inch and 2 x ˝ inch  red wood stringers.
Square fin 
1960 Malibu Jackson
 9 ft 4 inch balsa with 2 x ˝ inch redwood stringers
. Square tail.
 Red fibreglass fin 
1962 Malibu Jackson
9 ft 8 inch foam
Square tail J fin 
1963 Malibu Jackson
 9 ft 2 inch foam. 1 inch Balsa and 2 x ˝ inch redwood stringers.
 Square tail. 
1964 Malibu Jackson
9 ft 4 inch foam. 2 inch redwood stringer with nose and tail block.
 Black J fin. 
1967 Vee Bottom / Stubby Jackson
7 ft 3 inch stringerless foam.
Round nose, 10 inch diamond tail with unusual reverse chamfer.
 Shaped by Gordon Merchant (decal)
12 inch Greenough stage 3 fin

1968 Vee Pin / Jackson
 8 ft stringerless foam in yellow Volan laminate.
Round nose, rounded pin tail.
 10 inch Greenough stage 3 fin.
Original condition. 

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Geoff Cater (1999-2017) : Catalogue : Manufacturer - Jackson.
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