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K.B. Surfboards 
(possibly Klemm-Bell, see below)
?
circa 1974
?

K.C. Surfboards
Avalon NSW
1979
Greg Trotter; Roger Casey?
1980
Scott Beggs

KC decals, circa 1978, contributed by Bryce, May 2011 and July 2012.
With Thanks.




Kala Surfboards - Kia Kala Surfboards  (?)
Unknown origin, possibly Hawaii given the prominant use of K.
Possibly Custom Styled by K C.
Pencil serial number 133.
Circa 1963.

Kat Zap Surfboards
Illawarra-South Coast?
1990

Rod Katis
 

Keen - Davis Surfboards
1962 - 1964
16 Market Street North Sydney
116 Mount Street, North Sydney
Phone: 92 0738.
Keen-Davis Decals, circa 1964, contributed by Brett Rice, February 2010 and November 2013..
With Thanks.

In 1962 Warren Cornish, along with other Bondi surfers Kevin Brennan, Frank Pickford and Mick De La Rue, answered an add for experienced workers, despite having only previously repaired dings.
Other employees included Gordon Merchant.
The company ceased surfboard production  circa 1964.

Greg Semmonds emailed, with thanks for his contribution, January 2008:
I have a Keen Davis surfboard and the address on the board is 116 Mount Street, North Sydney not Market Street as listed in your excellent history.
The original phone number is also on the board as 92 0738.

See Cornish Surfboards



Keith Paull Designs
1972-1973
Gold Coast

Keith Paull Designs decal contributed by Peter Coonors, February 2010.

Keith Paull, circa 1973 decal contributed by Sammy, March 2013.
 




Ken Hill Surfboards
Kirra, Queensland.
1978
Ken Hill


Kenn Surfboards 
Woolongabba Qld
1966
Garry Birdsall
1968.
John D. Ryland 
Decal image by Scott Anderson.

1970
Tony Dempsey
Summer Model by Tony Dempsey - Graham Black

1972
Les Purcel, noted by Vern, April 2015.

1975
Surfers Paradise
Decal image : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 175.
 Thanks to Mick Mock

1977
Lex Clements, Frank Latta and Darryl Gardner.

John D. Ryland  and other decals supplied by Joe, Nambucca Heads, October 2008.

Ryland previously uploaded as Kyland, adjusted February 2013, thanks to GED.











Double Kenn Custom, 1971.
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Kenn "K", 1973,
The "K" taken from Hobie Surfboards, California, 1960.
Also see Keyo and McCoy Surfboards.

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Kenn Custom
,
Surfing Adventure,
1973.
Kenn Custom, Surfing Adventure
Les Purcell Designs, 1972,
Copied from Bing Surfboards, California, 1970.


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Kenn Custom, Surfing Adventure,
1975.
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Surfing Adventure,
1976.

Kennett Star Surfboards
NSW? Victoria?
1977
Decal image  right supplied by Joe, Nambucca Heads, October 2008.
1982
Ian Goodacre
- Noted  by Snazzy, December 2010.
Decal image circa 1982 below, contributed with thanks by Snazzy, December 2010.


Kentucky Fried Chicken Surfboards
?
1979 ?
Coolite prone board.
Available at Kentucky Fried Chicken stores for $1.00 (?) with the purchase of a large bucket of chicken.

Decal image emailed by Macka, September, 2011


Keven Harman Surfboards
Newcastle?
1969 -
Noted: Pocket rocket, three 1/2'' redwood stringers, mid rails, Greenough fin. 
Seen Gerroa NSW  2000.
Decal circa 1972 courtesy of George M., May 2012.

Kevin Patterson Surfboards
?
1974
Kevin Patterson


Kevin Platt Surfboards
PO Box 12 Noosa Heads, Queensland.
1964
Custom Shaped by Kevin L. Platt
1970

Kevin Platt and Bob McTavish (McTavish designs @ $105 including freight)
- Tracks, November 1970, page 22.
+ Brian Barriskill
- Tracks, December 1970, page ?.
1973
Michael Cundith
Harpo (?)

 Decal images contributed by Issac Flint, May 2009.



Kevin Williams Surfboards
1973
?



Keyo Surfboards
Click the Keyo decal for a detailed entry for Keyo Surfboards.
Click for Keyo Surfboards
                  details

Kinetic Energy Surfboards
?
1990 

Tom Boree
 

King Surfboards
Graham King Surfboards
GK Surfboards
1961 
24 Smith Street Marrackville Phone : LA 6867

1962
575 Princess Highway, Kirrawee, NSW

1968 Dennis Reeves
Decal right,  supplied by Joe, Nambucca Heads, October 2008, with thanks.




K.K.K Surfboards
1975

Noosa?
Kingsley Kerouse?


Klemm-Bell Surfboards
pre 1967
Williamstown Victoria. Phone: 314 4129
Terry Klemm and Reg Bell;
These premises burnt down and the company relocated

circa 1967
221 Nepean Highway, Gardenvale, Victoria.
Phone 96-5148
High Performance Model, circa 1966,
1970
Dennis Day
circa 1971

Retail outlet opened in Chelsea
1971

Wayne Lynch
circa 1972

Torquay Vic.
1976

Kym Thompson, Jim Pollock and Willy Muncey;
1977

Don Allcroft (Sunbird Design Model), Jim Pollock, Alan Kolk and Terry Klemm; John Blanch.
Right: Sunbird Surf Design, circa 1977, forwarded by Alex Smart, June 2010.

Murray Walding emailed, December 2005...
Klemm Bell....originally from Williamstown until their factory burnt down. they then relocated to Gardenvale in suburban Melbourne (I worked for them briefly at this time) around 1967 through to around 1971 when they opened up a new retail outlet in Chelsea and later, a factory in Torquay as you have pointed out.
The above entry has been adjusted, thanks to Murray.

Sunbird Surf Design
(Don Allcroft)


Fist decal. circa 1973.

Klemm-Bell, Willamstown circa 1967. 
contributed by Bob Lindsay, Geelong, December 2006.

Klemm-Bell, circa 1969. 

contributed by Kurt Lane, April 2012.

Klemm-Bell and Vine, circa 1968. 

contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.

Klemm-Bell Fledge Model, 1969.


Klemm-Bell Diamond, 1967


Klemm-Bell
Wayne Lynch Model, 1971. 

Board number: 3031
contributed with thanks Ken, December 2015.

Left: 
Klemm-Bell script,  1973.
Right: 
Designed and Shaped
by Don Allcroft,
1977.

Kneeon Kneeboards
Central Coast, NSW
1980

Dale Ponsford


Kovacs Surfboards
1970
???


Kracka Surfboards
1973
Read Head, NSW


Kream Surfboards
1973
???








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Geoff Cater (1999-2017) : Catalogue : Manufacturer Index - K.
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